Tim Scott carries burden of GOP- Politico

College of Charleston history professor Bernard Powers said he is not surprised that Scott most likely will be the only black Republican in the House because there have been so few in recent decades.

“This is, to me, reflective of the party’s constituency, racially,” he said, adding that was the Republican Party’s strategy since even before President Richard Nixon’s Southern strategy. In the late 1960s, Nixon capitalized on Southern white voters’ displeasure with Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson’s championing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


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