To date, Black wealth has been decimated by the recession (dropping from 1/10th to 1/50th that of whites over the last three years) and there are no signs that it’s going to improve anytime soon.
"Calling it marriage creates a whole host of problems, for families, for the law, for the practice of religion, for education -- let me say this: 3000 years of human history shouldn't be discarded so quickly."
Hostility towards the extreme right wing which has taken control of the Republican Party is not the same as openly opposing formerly mainstream Republican beliefs. Many former conservatives have rejected this extremism. In his later years Barry Goldwater rejected the influence of the religious right on the Republican Party and referred to himself as a liberal. Despite the frequency with which his name is brought up, it is also doubtful that Ronald Reagan would be happy with the current direction of his party.
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