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    Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Supposedly the black population is growing at a faster rate than whites. Will this mean that blacks will have increased political power in the future? Or is access to the political power structure too controlled by those with wealth for an increasing number of black voters to have a meaningful influence?

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

    Yes, more of the country will look like this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Yes, more of the country will look like this.
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    And that was to do to with skin color because...?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Supposedly the black population is growing at a faster rate than whites. Will this mean that blacks will have increased political power in the future? Or is access to the political power structure too controlled by those with wealth for an increasing number of black voters to have a meaningful influence?
    Blacks already have significant political power within the democratic party, look how well that has worked out for them. The mistake inherent in your question is that political power somehow equates to economic power. If blacks really wished to enhance their political power they would stop giving it so freely to one political party. As it stands now, the democrats take their votes for granted and the republicans don't court them because they know they wont get their votes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Supposedly the black population is growing at a faster rate than whites. Will this mean that blacks will have increased political power in the future? Or is access to the political power structure too controlled by those with wealth for an increasing number of black voters to have a meaningful influence?
    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.
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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Supposedly the black population is growing at a faster rate than whites. Will this mean that blacks will have increased political power in the future? Or is access to the political power structure too controlled by those with wealth for an increasing number of black voters to have a meaningful influence?
    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?
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    Re: Will Changing Voter Demographics Mean Increased Political Power For Blacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Yes, more of the country will look like this.
    That post was your natural reflexes. What it demonstrates is that this country still has a big race problem.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    That post was your natural reflexes. What it demonstrates is that this country still has a big race problem.
    Your natural reflex was to deny the truth and blame the destruction before your eyes on others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Blacks already have significant political power within the democratic party, look how well that has worked out for them. The mistake inherent in your question is that political power somehow equates to economic power. If blacks really wished to enhance their political power they would stop giving it so freely to one political party. As it stands now, the democrats take their votes for granted and the republicans don't court them because they know they wont get their votes.
    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.

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