After Republicans Win Congress, Journalist Frets: "This Is a Rotten Time to Be Black"

RichNoyes | November 14, 1994
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A couple of days after the 1994 elections, in which the GOP won the House and Senate for the first time since the 1950s, Newsweek's Evan Thomas mourned: "This is a rotten time to be black. Blacks are just going to take it in the chops."

And Thomas explained why conservatives fared well this way: "A lot of middle-class people thought they were taking my money and giving it to poor black people and they didn't like it."

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