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The GOP is no friend to the white working class

The GOP is no friend to the white working class

In the post mortem analysis of the election, Democratic leaders are focusing on the party losing the white working class vote yet again. Bernie Sanders, my personal choice for president, said, "I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from."

To Bernie Sanders I say:

The move of the white working class to the Republican Party began in earnest in the 1960s with the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Equal Opportunity Employment and the integration of schools and labor unions — all of which were supported by the Democrats who were working for an inclusive society where...

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