Thanks for that text wall with no sources and no disambiguation. Never did I say that every Democrat voted for civil rights. I said Democrats passed it-- which is true. It passed on the strength of strong Democratic majority in Congress and was signed into law by a Democratic president. Black people are just as free to be successful with the federal SNAP program in place as they would be without it. What is the "New Deal" the Republicans are offering to American blacks? They simply want to cut all welfare spending-- they have nothing to offer in its place. The fact that people like you think this would solve the black community's problems shows what Republicans really think about the black community--- ie. they are lazy and feckless.