The Black Vote

So I was reading the election results from last night, and they were giving the breakdown of “blacks voted 83% for Obama” and stuff like that. I found that [typically] offensive, because it diverts from the truth and demeans the real reasoning behind the voting. I'd suggest that “blacks” vote the way they do primarily because of class issues (ie. their income bracket and so on) rather than race issues. When the media just calls it “the black vote” they ignore the reality that there are serious class issues in America, and they dwarf racial issues.

That said, on the “race card” issue, I did find it interesting that in the Clinton ads, they darken and actually widen Obama's face to make him look “more black”.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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