Why do minorities have to be told to vote?

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    Or, perhaps more accurately, why do people who want their votes feel they won't get them unless they really, really push them hard to vote?

    Democrats say Republicans don't want minorites to vote, but it's Democrats who have to drag minorities kicking and screaming to the polls.

    Is the problem Republicans? Or is it Democrats who think they are entitleed to minority votes, but invariably fail, with one exception, to get minorities to show up and vote for them?
     
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    Remember Psych 101, Revere? Maslov's Heirarchy Of Needs?

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    For most people, the desire to engage in the political process is a very sophisticated need. Unless the more fundamental needs are met (they are food secure, housing secure, feel some degree of emotional satisfaction, etc.) they will not turn their attention to who is running for governor, etc.

    There's also Erikson's Theory Of Adult Development....

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    For most adults, engaging with others on a community-wide, state-wide or nationwide basis is a later-in-life function that occurs along with successful resolution of the Generativity vs. Stagnation Stage.

    So, if more urban people/people of color are younger or poorer, or both, than other voters......the thought is, more effort will be required to motivate them to go to the polls and vote.

    I hope that helped. Political Science 101.
     
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    I know a lot of white people who are flat on their backs thanks to Obama's economy and intend to vote anyway. They are poorer, young, not feeling terribly secure or satisfied.

    I consider your analysis racist to correlate color with those things.
     
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    Well played. A bit premature, and certainly I could defend my reply, but WTF.....

    .....you MUST be right and Professor Feigert was a RACIST! Why did I never see that until now?

    OMG, education is such a mind fuck...
     
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    I'm sure the professors theorie's work well on paper. He could get a job at the White House.

    I'm not the one who correlated race with lower level needs going unmet.
     
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    I have been squatting at the bottom of that triangle for so long now I think I might turn it into a diamond.
     
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    Masturbation is not on the list, JW. Those puritanical American professors, eh?
     
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    Well then, I do not think they understand human nature.

    I have reached the top of a lot of triangles, octagons, even isogonsÂ’ masturbating.

    Never underestimate the power of self hierarchy of need.
     
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