How Empathy for Blacks became a Political Weapon in America — Market Mad House

Strangely, both empathy for blacks and racism against African Americans are political strategies in the United States.

To explain, American politicians have long used race to protect and attack the political and economic order in the United States. For instance, Southern politicians promoted bigotry against blacks to get poor and middle-class whites to support both slavery and Jim Crow.

The goal of the Southern politicians was to protect the wealthy elites that paid them…