Republicans used to be the party of the country clubs while the Democrats were the party of the working people. This all changed years ago but many people still haven’t noticed. Jennifer Egan, for example, hilariously hasn’t realized that country club snobs now vote for Elizabeth Warren and buy “The Anti-racist Baby” for their $10,000 coffee tables. (I have seen such a table with my own eyes, so this isn’t a metaphor of any kind but literal fact).
This is the reason why Democrats are so pushy with the “anti-racist” stuff. The only working people who still vote for them are black. And the only way to hold on to them is to keep telling them that Republicans are desperate to bring back slavery.