race in politics


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Don’t miss Stephen A. Smith’s point, Black political obscurity is self-inflicted

“Black folks in America are telling one party, “We don’t give a damn about you.” They’re telling the other party, “You’ve got our vote.” Therefore, you have labeled yourself “disenfranchised” because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.” – Steven A. Smith



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At what point did Blacks lose choice in voting?

The 15th Amendment did not allow freedom to choose within a singular political group. It did not promote ostracizing different views nor demand a unification of action based on race, creed or any other criteria. Blacks, POC’s and all citizens in America have choice. Only when we forget that does the nation suffer, because the best choice for all of America can never be realized when only some of the people are allowed, implicitly or explicitly, to have choice in an election.


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There is no race or religion being used to influence votes here, move along

Given that the First Lady knows the intentions of the President far better than we do, we would conclude that her interpretation is correct and all else is just political spin for votes. Because if it isn’t, then it’s just hype being sold to Blacks to gain a vote. Which we find to be the real insult.



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NAACP promotes fear-mongering on voting

Perhaps the most infuriating aspect of the spectre that Ben Jealous casts out is the implied thought it contains. That people of color are too poor, too lazy, and/or too diminished in thought to either afford, value, or appreciate the need for a photo ID. Voter laws need to be simplified and standards lowered to ensure that people of color are capable of meeting the bar. Such a thought is sickening.



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The race of President Obama – pro or con, it still amounts to nothing

If we are honest, and set aside political preferences, then we all realize that race is not important when discussing President Obama. His race does not make the Health Care Reform better or worse. His skin tone does not influence the number of people unemployed. His permanent tan does not alter the number of people that have had their homes foreclosed. His birthright of color has not stopped a bullet fired at a single soldier, nor altered the increase in food prices due to ethanol production. The Blackness (or Whiteness as he is bi-racial lest we forget) of President Obama has not removed a single dollar from the interest of the debt that is being accumulated right now.



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