In the discussion thread: To our Asian and Pacific Islander sisters and brothers: THANK YOU! [View all]
Response to JackN415 (Reply #1)
Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:51 AM
CitizenLeft (2,791 posts)
2. thank you, wonderful post
My post was just a general comment on the demographic aspects of the election, and I didn't mean to imply that Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders voted because of their racial background, nor that they are in any way a monolithic block (how could you possibly be?). However, I am an African-American, and I see things a little differently, having had a different experience in this country. I don't think I need to go through the list of why my vision of America is different from yours, when it comes to racism. Nevertheless, African-Americans also have the same goals and values, want the same things, as you do, and as your cultural brethern do. The difference is that vocal members of the Republican party consistently imply that we DON'T share those goals and values - I don't think I need to go through THAT list, either. Hence, until they have a less negative and dismissive view of African-Americans as a whole, they will never get more than 15% of our voting community.
Having said all that, I, also, cannot possibly speak for all African-Americans - nor women, since I'm also a member of that group - nor do I believe I ever could.
I CAN, however, confidently speak for almost all members of this board and almost all Democrats in saying that I'm DAMN happy President Obama won, and in doing so, garnished 73% of the Asian-American vote!
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