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Trump Racist
2016 Election

Donald Trump’s “black outreach” provides moral cover to white voters.

Hillary Clinton’s remarks linking Donald Trump to the alt-right come at a time when he’s been attempting to broaden his support among black voters. While some of those appeals have offended minorities and whites on both sides of the aisle; observers have said that Trump’s appeal to African-American voters and his apparent pivot on issues like immigration are actually designed to win

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Jackie Robinson, Militant Black Republican
Black Lives Matter

Jackie Robinson: A Militant Black Republican

[x_blockquote cite=”Jackie Robinson in 1968″ type=”left”]“I’m a black man first, an American second, & then I will support a political party—third.”[/x_blockquote] On a Saturday evening in February of 1966, over a thousand mostly white Republican men and women crowded into a Cleveland hotel banquet hall, eager to hear Jackie Robinson’s opening keynote for the annual

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Jackie Robinson
Black Republicans

5 Ways Jackie Robinson was different from Modern Republicans

Nearly everyone knows Jackie Robinson for his baseball accomplishments, but few people know about his work within the GOP.”I’m a black man first, an American second, & then I will support a political party—third.”  [/x_blockquote] [dropcap]1.[/dropcap]Jackie Robinson was a civil rights activist. Robinson described himself as a “militant black Republican” committed to civil rights and

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