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The Mikado
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« on: May 08, 2008, 10:36:59 am »

I always find it amusing that lefty college students are all for academic freedom - unless it's from someone they don't like or agree with.

Nice stereotyping...I suppose that's why I've gone out of my way to see John Ashcroft, Newt Gingrich (twice), and other prominent Republicans?
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 10:56:14 am »

I hope the booing gives Hillary more fire to keep moving on.

I agree; this is clearly a sign that Democrats want her to move on.

Since when does the loud minority speak for the rest of the country? Hillary keeps winning, it's clear the country wants her to move on.

Oh, most definitely.  A rapidly increasing number of people, in fact, want her to move on.

It seems that states that don't have a 33% black population want her to continue on with the race.

I love it how Clinton supporters have adopted a blatantly racial "the black vote doesn't count" line.  Excuse me, Chris, but there was something called the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that made sure that every American has an equal vote.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2008, 10:56:10 pm »
« Edited: May 08, 2008, 10:57:56 pm by King Gama »



Congratulations, you identified examples that apply to approximately 4% of white American voters and are noteworthy for their exceptionality. Not only that, but you did so without reference to the very many African-American candidates who have run with white electorates--and lost.


Blacks are only 12% of the population you know.  I could have named plenty of white candidates who ran in African-American electorates and lost too.




Do you seriously want to argue that most white voters are just fine voting for black candidates regardless of race? Have you heard of the Bradley effect?


There are plenty of white voters who are anxious TO vote for a black candidate.

You do know that the Bradley effect term is almost 30 years old, right?



Again, a minority voting for a minority candidate in a winner-takes-all system, when they have consistently voted for members of the majority in other elections, is not racism.


If they are preferencing a candidate because of their own prejudice towards that race, then it is most definately racially prejudiced behavior.  This is simple common sense here.

I live in a majority-black county.  Would it not be racist for me to vote for a white candidate just because they were white?

No it would not.  For example, if I were South African, I'dve voted against the ANC in the last election...the opposition leader happening to be white...not for racial reasons, but because Thabo Mbeki's a piss-poor leader.
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