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Nixon Doesn't Care

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Nixon Doesn't Care
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Black text and a black illustration of a man in a suit with two other people behind him, drawn half the size of the man on a white background

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Larry Fox P.O. Box 581 Hemns, ead, N.Y. union bug

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In a speech by United States President Richard Nixon on November 3, 1969, the phrase “silent majority” was used to refer to people who do not express their opinions publicly or take part in protests, and this “silent majority” was from whom Nixon asked for support. Many think that Nixon used this phrasing as part of the “Southern strategy” he used to gain political support in the South by taking advantage of the racism against African Americans by southern white Americans. This “Southern strategy” was met with a lot of pushback and protesting by people who wanted to expose Nixon’s neglect of African Americans. The phrase "Nixon doesn't care" and the image of Nixon looking disgusted by the two children in torn clothing and holding bowls is in reference to Nixon's apathetic treatment of African American children. 

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