The Controversy of Black and Brown Voters: Leaving Blue to Red

By You For Us
3 min readJul 1, 2023
Democrats, Republicans, voters, black voters
Illustration by Jandos Rothstein (Original Post — The American Prospect February 2022)

In the latest presidential election of 2020 Biden would win the black nation vote by 92%. And the educated Hispanic vote by 69%.

Many have weighed in on the historic movement of black voters returning to the Republican Party. Cliff hangers like:

It’s No Coincidence That the Midterms Turned the Blackest Parts of America Red. -The Nation February 2023

Falling Black Support for Biden Has Democrats Worried -Time Magazine April 2022

Why Are More Black Men Voting Republican? -Rolling Stone December 2022

Voters of color did move to the right — just not at the rates predicted. -Politico November 2022

It’s Not Just Hispanics. The Democrats Are Losing the Black Vote. -Newsweek May 2022

In midterms, Democrats slightly lost support from voters of color. -Washington Post November 2022

Young Black and Latino voters seen as key in turning back midterm ‘red wave’ — Virginia Mercury 2022

Midterm exit polls show that young voters drove Democratic resistance to the ‘red wave’. -Brookings 2022

The purpose of the article is to highlight the growing awareness of lack of support from the Democratic Party; while pointing out the social aspect of why this is so.

In recent years (just before and during the pandemic) many black and brown voters received many cliffhangers of support with very little tangles or litigation support.

In an article by NPR titled: “Agencies, Contractors Suspend Diversity Training To Avoid Violating Trump Order” -NPR October 2020

Trump’s executive order was titled “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,”

Former President Donald Trump Tweet

The FAQ asks, “Does Executive Order 13950 prohibit unconscious bias or implicit bias training?” The FAQ states, “Unconscious or implicit bias training is prohibited to the extent it teaches or implies that an individual, by virtue of his or her race, sex, and/or national origin, is racist, sexist, oppressive, or biased, whether consciously or unconsciously.” — Freight Waves November 2020

In the same year the NAACP would challenge Trump’s litigation efforts of diversity training.

This would surprisingly and unknowingly spark backlash and controversy amongst the democrat party. ‘You would think an executive order supporting DNC litigation would be in favor of the democrat party, but negative.’

Instead Trump’s diversity and inclusion order was banned by the Supreme Court.

Backlash from not just the NAACP but the VA, EPA, Federal Agencies and grassroots would be inclined to comment on the bill.

‘“Terms the Trump administration has singled out as potentially problematic include “white privilege,” “systemic racism,” “unconscious bias,” “intersectionality,” “racial humility” and “critical race theory.”’

The terms/phrases hold much power and are still new language that America has not fully received or comprehended. This could be a major reason why the executive order was banned due to the ever changing meaning of the terms.

None-the-less the republican party shows support for minority voters and citizens through litigation, rather than cliffhangers that lead nowhere. The democratic party has become lazy in putting in efforts that truly speak to their voters.

References: magazine/Virginia Mercury/Rolling Stone/The Nation/Politico/Newsweek/Washington Post



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