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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Your natural reflex was to deny the truth and blame the destruction before your eyes on others.
    Either you are out of your mind or just plain uninformed. Do you realize how all that happened?

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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Irrelevent question. With the increasesd ability to travel anywhere in the world along with no stigma (law wise) of marrying interracially eventually there will be no blacks, no whites, no seperate races.
    Is that a good or bad thing to you?

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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Either you are out of your mind or just plain uninformed. Do you realize how all that happened?
    Burning Down the House: Detroit

    Coleman Young, Detroit's first Black mayor, presides over a city his people inherited from white flight and promptly destroyed through neglect, affirmative action, and a general inability to innovate or ability to maintain the city's infrastructure

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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Those are some good observations. Having said that, the truth of the matter is that Republicans haven't given blacks a whole lot of reasons to vote for them. Their deliberate outreach to racist whites is troubling. The thing is this, I was so sick of Obama that I would have considered voting for them in the last presidential election if only they had a decent candidate, despite all that. The best thing they could come up with was Romney. Damn, I couldn't vote for them even if I wanted to.
    I don't blame you. Romney was hard to vote for and Im a white guy. But no, republicans haven't done a good job ever at wooing the black community. In fact they write them off completely. I think that's a huge mistake, but there hasn't been a coherent message from the right nor a competent messenger for some time. But there is no reason why the (supposed) message of the right that calls for individual liberty and limited government shouldn't appeal to black voters. The message just has to be taken to them. If a republican candidate showed some interest, he just might get some votes.

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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I would be interested in knowing just how you expect an increase in black voters' meaningful influence would be game-changing, so to speak. What would they want to accomplish that they are unable to accomplish now? Are there black special interests that we need to be addressing?
    In my opinion, the number one issue for blacks is education. We need some serious educational reform to address the needs of blacks. The party that will seriously take up that issue, is the winner, at least to me.

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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    In my opinion, the number one issue for blacks is education. We need some serious educational reform to address the needs of blacks. The party that will seriously take up that issue, is the winner, at least to me.
    What do they not have access to in education, that everyone else has access to?
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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Burning Down the House: Detroit

    Coleman Young, Detroit's first Black mayor, presides over a city his people inherited from white flight and promptly destroyed through neglect, affirmative action, and a general inability to innovate or ability to maintain the city's infrastructure
    Do you know anything about the history of the auto industry in the US? Do you know anything about the oil supply shocks of the seventies? Do you know anything about the outsourcing of US manufacturing capability overseas?

    People like you need blacks to use as toilet paper to wipe their own stinking butts.

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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    What do they not have access to in education, that everyone else has access to?
    The whole educational system needs reform. But over and above that, the historical legacy of slavery and the subsequent discrimination that blacks have faced has put them at a disadvantage.

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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The whole educational system needs reform. But over and above that, the historical legacy of slavery and the subsequent discrimination that blacks have faced has put them at a disadvantage.
    You said they need access to better education. I will repeat my question. What do blacks not have access to in education, that the rest of us do have access to? If they aren't able to learn in the same educational system that others are, then what is the problem?
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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    What do they not have access to in education, that everyone else has access to?
    good schools

    Most public schools in the USA are funded with property taxes. More prosperous school districts are well funded and poor school districts are under-funded. The most significant problem with under-funded schools is that they do not attract and/or retain good teachers. In addition, poor children are more likely to have emotional and mental health issues including PTSD, be poorly nourished, and did not get quality preschool or learning at home. The result is crowded, segregated classrooms filled with too many kids with behavioral issues and learning disabilities and an inexperienced or incompetent teacher trying to teach them with little parental assistance.
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 05-06-14 at 12:20 AM.

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