Democrats believe that they have the black vote by default. Yet many black Democrats have little idea that it's the Republicans that have paved the way for them. Lincoln freed the slaves. The Republican Party was founded to counter the Democrats, who owned many slaves.
Look to the 1960's, it was the southern Democrats that tried to counter the national consensus against segregation lead by Republicans.
During this period, the white-dominated Democratic Party resumed political control over the South. The Republican Party—the "party of Lincoln"—which had been the party that most blacks belonged to, shrank to insignificance as black voter registration was suppressed. By the early 1900s, almost all elected officials in the South were Democrats.
Republicans are not the Wall Street Bankers, the fat cat CEO's, they are simply or used to be, people who want the best for the most people possible without heavy government influence. Free your mind people. Democrats are not for the greater good of humanity. They have little history of their compassion when southern Democratic governors orders whites to shoot fire hoses at blacks to keep them from being able to assemble peacefully as the Constitution allows.
Now here is an article written by a black man. Imagine that. Let yourself read his words free from bias or "affirmative action."
Now Read this from Deroy Murdock, a black who has chosen to bring to light the history of Democrats and Republicans regarding who has been looking out for black people in this country. Never throw a good friend too far, you never know when you may need them.
Contemporary partisan hyperbole? Consider this 1866 comment from Governor Oliver Morton (R., Ind.), who is immortalized in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall: "Every one who shoots down Negroes in the streets, burns Negro school-houses and meeting-houses, and murders women and children by the light of their own flaming dwellings, calls himself a Democrat," Morton said.