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Why Are Blacks Still on Board With Biden?

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President Joe Biden shares a framed photo with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Monday, March 7, 2022

New polling from Pew Research and from NY Times/Siena College, released a few days apart, cast similarly dismal pictures regarding the popularity of President Joe Biden. Overall approval for Biden from NY Times/Siena College stands at 33% and from Pew 37%. However, both polls show approval for the president much stronger than the national average among minorities.

The NY Times/Siena college poll shows Black approval for Biden at 62%, which, according to the Times, is higher than “any other race or ethnicity, age group or education level.” Per Pew, Black approval for Biden stands at 57%. However, Pew also shows a marked difference in approval for Biden from all minority groups, compared to white voters. White approval for Biden stands at 30%, Hispanic 47%, and Asian 45%.

Why the difference between whites and minorities? One obvious answer is that the white figure includes a larger percentage of Republican voters. But this still leaves a very important question that everyone, certainly leaders in the Republican Party, should be asking.

Why do minorities disproportionately lean Democrat? Current polling shows the issues most on the minds of voters are inflation and the economy. Inflation is nondiscriminatory. Every American is being hit by the same price increases in the supermarket, at the gas pump, in housing and across the board. Given that everyone is concerned about our dismal economy, why should approval ratings for the performance of our president be so different for whites and for minorities?

Let’s focus on Blacks because the difference is most pronounced here. According to survey data from the last few years compiled by my organization, CURE, there is a very large gap in attitudes among Blacks, compared with whites, regarding the most basic functioning of the country.

Many more Blacks than whites see racism still as a major problem. According to Gallup polling from last year, 84% of Blacks, compared with 59% of whites, believe racism is widespread. Only 31% of Blacks, compared with 62% of whites, believe that Blacks “have an equal chance of getting a job for which they are qualified.” And, particularly telling, 74% of Blacks, compared with 48% of whites, think “government should do more to solve problems.” Responses in the new Pew Research polling about what’s causing this latest round of price increases show how little so many Americans understand about how our economy functions.

Most do not understand that inflation is caused by government spending and printing excessive amounts of money. Most, 49%, said it is business taking advantage of the current economic situation to raise prices.

Bottom line is that in order for the Republican Party to attract more minority voters, Republicans need to do a much better job going into minority communities and educating these voters about what is actually going on in the country and what it means to them.

Low-income Americans are disproportionately minority Americans. They need an economy that functions properly, an economy where prices are stable and an economy that is growing at a healthy pace.

They must understand that economic opportunity comes from economic growth, not from government programs. Minorities must understand that limited government, not bloated government, allows robust growth.

As I recently wrote, the latest round of Supreme Court decisions protecting life, strengthening our Second Amendment right to bear arms and bolstering parents’ ability to choose where to send their child to school are overwhelmingly in the interests of minority Americans.

In a nutshell, where the crucial battle for minority voters has been lost over the years is allowing these voters to believe that freedom is not in their interest. Ironically, the Civil Rights Movement was about freedom. It then got diverted by the left to big government and socialism. In order to get the nation moving again, we need all Americans on board. We need to get the crucial message of freedom to our minority citizens.

Star Parker is president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and host of the weekly television show “Cure America with Star Parker.”

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JERRY IVERSON
24 days ago

They must be fools…

Sharon Ormsby
24 days ago

Sadly, they listen to the mainstream media and trust people like Maxine Waters. They don’t even realize they are killing off their own race with their abortion rates. It’s horrid but true that a person like Sanger is getting what she envisioned, an extermination of the Black race at their own hands.

mark
24 days ago
Reply to  Sharon Ormsby

Its Stacy Abrams in ga, lying to the people every day ,, and dear im sorry but the number of black people is still growing faster than any abortion rate ,,, as long as the democtats can pass out money they will have the black vote why work when you dont have to ,,, just vote democrat

Patriot Will
24 days ago

If 57% of blacks approve of Biden, then Republicans should be more aggressive in courting the black vote. Yes, a majority of blacks still consider Biden a good president, but historically the approval rate for a Democrat president was much higher than 57%. The Republicans need to convert as many dissatisfied blacks to vote Republican as possible, because the Democrats are going to keep on cheating as much as possible to stay in power. To the Democrats winning means everything — even if they have to slander, lie, and fix elections. The Democrats are ideologues first and Americans last.

mark
24 days ago

PaulE , IF THERE IS IS ANYONE OUT THERE THAT CAN SAY THE TRUTH ON THIS MATTER BETTER THAN YOU JUST DID ,, I SURE HOPE THEY POST IT,,

Philip Hammersley
24 days ago

Their so-called pastors and leaders are given “walking-around money” for getting out the DIMM vote. This shows the falsity of these “leaders” since DIMMs keep the blacks in failing schools and slum housing full of crime!

Smili'in Jack
24 days ago

Blacks like a lot of free stuff and free everything else and that’s what the democrats sell for their votes.

Jin
24 days ago

Because they are elitist – bought and paid for. They are owned. They think they are free but they are slaves of elitist , privileged, supremacist, arrogant , evil , white people. No one can stand those kinds of people – red, yellow, black, brown or white because they think they are God. They are responsible for obstructing the justice of millions. One day they will find themselves before the One True God. That time is not far off if you know what time it is.

Art
24 days ago

LBJ’s policies started this situation as a form of training. His legacy perpetuates the term slavery. Many folks in this country have been made to believe by the GOVERNMENT DEMOCRATS that they are incapable of helping themselves. DOES THE WORD WELFARE STRIKE A FAMILIAR NOTE? Do some folks need help? Yes they do but not everybody. Governmental Bondage is the issue.

PaulE
24 days ago

Here’s the short and completely politically incorrect answer that answers the question posed by the title of this article:

Over 50 years of socio-economic conditioning brought about by LBJ’s and the Democrats’ so-called War on Poverty legislation that was enacted in the 1960s. It achieved exactly what it was designed to do by the Democrats. Read any number of autobiographies of Democrats at the time to see what the clear intent of the legislation was dsigned to do in terms of locking in a permanent black voting base. The design of the programs in the War on Poverty were specifically designed to create generations of a people that have been conditioned to accept permanent victimhood and dependency on the federal government, run by Democrats of course, as “their only real option as they are victims that cannot succeed on their own”.

The legislation essentially destroyed the two parent nuclear family in many inner city black communities by incentivizing the reliance on a monthly government check and benefits over a stable and nuturing home life. It killed any incentive for many blacks to better themselves as their ancestors had done prior to the passage of this legislation. It created a mentality of why struggle and work to improve your life, when all you have to do is settle for the government dependency route?That briefly is why you still see overwhelming support from the black community for the Democrat Party and its candidates despite decades of doing little to nothing by the Democrat Party to improve their lives.

If you stifle any incentive to better your self over a long enough time and create a set of incentives that promote government dependency based upon support of a particular political party, what you end up with is what you see each election cycle when it comes to the majority of the black community. They continue to robotically vote for the very Party that ruined so many of their lives and futures. How you solve the situation at this point is beyond me. The answer is NOT creating yet more dependency programs or showering helicopter money, which is the typical government response to virtually every issue. There certainly is no easy fix that will undo over half a century of mental conditioning on this sort of scale.

Deb Rockwell
24 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

It may not be politically correct, but it’s true. It will take other black leaders like Candace Owens who tell the truth, and who encourage different thinking within the black community.

anna hubert
24 days ago
Reply to  PaulE

And that is all if there is any hope the awakening must start amongst the slaves