Reflect upon the problems of the Democratic party in massachusetts in the last few years of the decade. in particular, assess why the democratic party seems to have lost its historic continuity with middle income voters as evidenced by the popularity of republican themes and issues. Specifically, examine the role of African american problems in the philosophy of the democratic party and the receptivity of office holders and office seekers to identify with minority people’s problems. Use the press to help reflect on this idea in Massachusetts.