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Reply to "Why should Black Folk Vote?"

That's all BS. It all boils down to mathematics and numbers in a democracy. No matter if we had full voter participation on the behalf of blacks, we cannot squeeze more than our 13% out and 13% is simply not enough leverage to push our interest and agenda to the forefront. That's true even in the Democratic Party. The white vote is roughly split between the two parties evenly. There are 285 million people in this nation, 70% of whom are non-Hispanic whites. That is numerically 200 million whites. Thirteen percent of the nation is black. That is numerically 37 million blacks. If half of whites are voting democratic, that means that 100 million whites are in the Democratic Party. If all black people vote democratic. That means that 37 million blacks are in the party. Thus, it is obvious that white interest and issues have a 3 to 1 advantage in shaping the agenda and platform of the party and white liberal does not = pro black issues. Thus, our vote is really insignificant in the big picture, but voting helps to makes us feel that we are free now. Freedom comes in degrees that are determined by ones viable options. Our viable options to address our specific needs via the political process is not than much different than the options of the masses who live under a single dictatorship. The difference here being that we do not live under the dictatorship of one person or family, but of the white majority instead.

Truth is always fraught with impediments. Truth agreed with is a blessed duet. Truth confronting beloved vice will sever relationships, perpetrate flight, and uncover murderous rage. - Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Noah The African in America