Because the GOP sold out southern blacks in 1877 by quitting Reconstruction. Because Eleanor Roosevelt, Hubert Humphrey & Lyndon Johnson transformed the Democrats into the party of civil rights. Because Goldwater, Nixon & Reagan exploited racial fears to convert alienated white Democrats into Republicans.

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