Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Ravi, Mar 12, 2008.
The estblishment Democrats getting a taste of the evironment they fostered.
Blacks might be 12.8% of the population, but they are hardly spread out evenly among the 50 states and the Congressional districts within each; therefore, do not represent 12.8% of each Congressional district.
And you can add another black Governor to your list -- Paterson, who will succeed Spitzer is black.
So what? I'm talking about the people running vs. the general population. Surely not only black people would vote for a black representative....right?
I'm aware of that. Paterson makes #4.
People running for state and Congressional district representatives run would be divided according to state and city demographics, not national ones.
I can guarantee you there are plenty of Congressional districts in the Southwest and West where blacks don't even make up 1% of the population.
If the majority of blacks reside within districts where they make up more than 12.8%, then anything over 12.8% in each of those disctricts would basically be wasted for the purpose of this argument.
Of course what she said is true, I doubt anybody can deny that. In order to be able to deny her statement as false I observed three different media outlets use the exact same tactic. They started by saying Ferraro said Obama is only winning because he's black. Reversing the statement. Of course now this statement is false. Obama is not winning just because he's black and thats easy to argue.
My whole life I have been hearing diatribes how white America is so racist a black person could never become president, the kkk would kill him, etc, etc. This is the reality that the education system and the media promulgate. If whites were voting against Obama the media would be having fits on how racist white America is. But the statistics show another story. Blacks were favoring Obama in huge numbers over 90%, woman were favoring Hillary, only the white men were not racist. I have seen multiple instances on mainstream television where they ask a woman voter for Hillary or black person for Obama why they are voting a certain way and they will start off with 'because shes a woman' or 'because hes black' and will elabotate on qualities which women or african americans have and can bring to the table to change this country. Hearing this does not bother me one bit. However I'm well aware of the irony that if a white male was to flip the same argument and say something like, I'm voting for McCain because he's white, these same people would be so outraged they would never look at him in the same way again. Why is this?
I honestly don't get that. If I'm happy a black man is a candidate for president does that make me racist?
Gunny, could you explain?
I don't know...do you have any idea?
Hey, I just noticed my title got changed. Wassup with that?
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