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Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:47 PM

 

Clinton, Sanders, and the underrated power of the black voter

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/18/upshot/clinton-sanders-and-the-underrated-power-of-the-black-voter.html
■ Blacks have a significantly higher rate of church attendance than whites. So while some black intellectuals like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michelle Alexander and Cornel West have backed Mr. Sanders, Mrs. Clinton is counting more on the black church.

An Upshot reader, Ed of Old Field, N.Y., wrote: “As white evangelicals are for Republicans, black evangelicals are an important constituency for Democrats, and Sanders in South Carolina will have as much of an uphill climb against their skepticism of him personally as Trump, for different reasons, had in Iowa. Not at all insurmountable, but a high hurdle.”

■ In the last South Carolina Democratic primary, black women made up for 61 percent of the black vote. In the 2012 presidential election, black women voted at the highest rate of any group across race, gender and ethnicity, and 96 percent of them voted for President Obama, according to exit polls. It is not an exaggeration to say that black women, in formation and flexing their political power, could have the final say over whether Mrs. Clinton beco

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Reply Clinton, Sanders, and the underrated power of the black voter (Original post)
bravenak Feb 2016 OP
bravenak Feb 2016 #1
JRLeft Feb 2016 #2
bravenak Feb 2016 #3
JRLeft Feb 2016 #10
bravenak Feb 2016 #11
JRLeft Feb 2016 #12
myrna minx Feb 2016 #4
bravenak Feb 2016 #5
mgmaggiemg Feb 2016 #6
bravenak Feb 2016 #7
wildeyed Feb 2016 #8
bravenak Feb 2016 #9

Response to bravenak (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:48 PM

1. Black women vote more

 

Win black women, win the race
Can't convince us, lose

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:50 PM

2. Black people need to give up the religion of our slave masters.

 

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:51 PM

3. I did, but they wont so I let them be

 

It's all some have

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Response to bravenak (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:23 PM

10. I don't believe in any of that shit lol!

 

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:24 PM

11. Me neither. I think I like animism just for the old time nature of it

 

And cargo cults. That makes sense

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Response to bravenak (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 08:56 PM

12. I'm an Atheist. I read the Bible and the Quran, that's what

 

made me a nonbeliever.

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:54 PM

4. I'm a Berne supporter and this makes total sense to me.

It's important - thanks for posting.

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Response to myrna minx (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 06:59 PM

5. No prob. Good luck

 

He still has a bit of time, imo

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 07:06 PM

6. great post ;)

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Response to mgmaggiemg (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 07:08 PM

7. Thanks

 

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Response to bravenak (Original post)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 07:56 PM

8. Not underrated by me.

But I can do basic math, so there is that....

Obama knew. So does the GOP. Why they fight so hard to disenfranchise voters of color.

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 17, 2016, 07:58 PM

9. Yep

 

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