In the first half of the 19th century four million blacks worked as slaves, imprisoned on plantations in the American South.

The owners of these plantations were, almost without exception, Democrats.

Despite the fact that blacks are no longer enslaved, many black children barely learn to read in poorly performing schools, our families are often shattered by misguided welfare policies, and if we try to escape, we still face punishment.

Of course, the plantations of the 21st century are, not physical, they are virtual.

The owners of these plantations are once again, almost without exception, Democrats.

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