quote:Originally posted by MBM:
At only 13% natioanlly, how could African Americans make much of a political difference outside of the traditional Dem/Rep party structure?
Because out of that remaining 87%, there are too many that don't/won't/can't vote. And because of that, we are probably the biggest "minority" political power in this country.
(I'm sure Asians are probably a close second, but do not yet effectively affect the outcome of general elections.)
If even half of the disenfranchised Black people could/did vote or their votes were not tossed out when they do vote, elections in this country would take on a whole new meaning.