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  • Ram Lau
    ... Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 03:18:27 -0400 From: Ram Lau Reply-To: Ram Lau Subject: [ECON 2105] How FDR, Truman, JFK, LBJ earned the African American support
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      Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 03:18:27 -0400
      From: Ram Lau
      Reply-To: Ram Lau
      Subject: [ECON 2105] How FDR, Truman, JFK, LBJ earned the African
      American support
      To: ECON 2105

      This is a follow-up of our discussion earlier tonight. Eisenhower
      was the last Republican President who had substantial support from
      the racial minorities almost half a century ago. Nixon, Vice-
      President under Eisenhower, largely benefited from him in 1960.


      1932: Notice the reversal in 1936, when a Democratic presidential
      candidate won the majority of the Black votes.
      Franklin Roosevelt (D) 23% Blacks
      Herbert Hoover (R) 77% Blacks

      1936: New Deal attracted a record numbeer of Black voters for the
      Democrats.
      Franklin Roosevelt (D) 71% Blacks
      Alf Landon (R) 28% Blacks

      1940:
      Roosevelt (D) 67% Blacks
      Wendell Willkie (R) 32% Blacks

      1944:
      Roosevelt (D) 68% Blacks
      Thomas Dewey (D) 32% Blacks

      1948: Before election, President Truman promised to desegregate the
      military.
      Harry S. Truman (D) 77% Blacks
      Dewey (R) 23% Blacks

      1952:
      Adlai Stevenson (D) 76% Blacks
      Dwight D. Eisenhower(R) 24% Blacks

      1956: Chief Justice Earl Warren, appointed by President Eisenhower,
      ruled that separate but equal illegal.
      Stevenson (D) 61% Blacks
      Eisenhower (R) 39% Blacks

      1960: Martin Luther King threw his last minute endorsement to
      Kennedy.
      John F. Kennedy (D) 68% Blacks
      Richard Nixon (R) 32% Blacks

      1964: President Kennedy was assissinated in 1963. President Johnson
      signed the Civil Rights Act in August 1964.
      Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 94% Blacks
      Barry Goldwater (R) 6% Blacks

      1968:
      Hubert Humphrey (D) 85% Blacks
      Nixon (R) 15% Blacks

      1972:
      George McGovern (D) 87% Blacks
      Nixon (R) 13% Blacks

      1976:
      Jimmy Carter (D) 85% Blacks
      Gerald Ford (R) 15% Blacks

      1980:
      Carter (D) 86% Blacks
      Ronald Reagan (R) 12% Blacks

      1984: The first time in history a Republican presidential candidate
      received less than 10% of Black votes since Barry Goldwater.
      Walter Mondale (D) 89% Blacks
      Reagan (R) 9% Blacks

      1988:
      Michael Dukakis (D) 88% Blacks
      George Bush (R) 10% Blacks

      1992:
      Bill Clinton (D) 83% Blacks
      Bush (R) 10% Blacks
      H. Ross Perot (I) 7% Blacks

      1996:
      Clinton (D) 84% Blacks
      Robert Dole (R) 12% Blacks
      Perot (I) 4% Blacks

      2000: Bush was claimed to be the Governor whose state administration
      had killed more people, especially Black males, than any other
      Governor in US history.
      Al Gore (D) 91% Blacks
      George W. Bush (R) 8% Blacks
      Ralph Nader (G) 1% Blacks



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