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Rep. Byron Donalds pushes back on Democratic criticism after saying 'the Black family was together' during Jim Crow - Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

Jun 06, 2024 View Original Article
  • Bias Rating

    -34% Medium Liberal

  • Reliability

    70% ReliableGood

  • Policy Leaning

    10% Center

  • Politician Portrayal


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

67% : "We were not better off when a young boy named Emmett Till could be brutally murdered without consequence because of Jim Crow.
67% : We were not better off when Black women could be sexually assaulted without consequence because of Jim Crow.
62% : "What I said was is that you had more Black families under Jim Crow, and it was the Democrat polices under H.E.W., under the welfare state, that did help to destroy the Black family.
60% : ""They're trying to say that I said Black people were doing better under Jim Crow.
59% : "During Jim Crow, more Black people were not just conservative -- because Black people have always been conservative-minded -- but more Black people voted conservatively," he said.
54% : That ended, he suggested, due to a culture of dependence promoted by the federal government's welfare system in the 1950s, including the establishment of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare -- the federal agency now known as the Department of Health and Human Services -- and civil rights efforts that followed under President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s.
50% : "You see, during Jim Crow, the Black family was together," Donalds said at the Tuesday event, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
49% : "Donalds' comments drew harsh rebukes Wednesday from President Joe Biden's campaign, which said on X, "Trump VP contender Byron Donalds claims life was better for Black Americans during Jim Crow," as well as from other Democrats.House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries took to the House floor at the conclusion of votes to call out Donalds.
36% : The controversy over the congressman's remarks comes as polls show Trump making gains with Black and Hispanic voters compared to his performance in the 2020 election.
18% : (CNN) -- Florida Rep. Byron Donalds, a Republican who is seen as a potential running mate for Donald Trump, is defending himself amid Democratic criticism of comments he'd made Tuesday suggesting that Black families were "together" during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation.
9% : The Biden campaign seized on Donalds' Philadelphia remarks to attack Trump and his attempts to reach Black voters.
3% : "From touting his mugshot to hawking fake sneakers, Trump and his campaign have shown Black Americans how little they think of us - Black voters are about to show Trump how little they think of him, his allies, and his racist agenda this November," campaign spokesperson Sarafina Chitika said in a statement.

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