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Old 12-27-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Boston (North End)
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I saw this question on another thread and thought it was a goog question. If they did vote, Democrats would win by large margins everywhere.

I think it has more to do with socio-economic factors than race (not a black thing; a poor thing), but I was wondering what others thought.
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Old 12-27-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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What statistics are you refering to that they don't vote? I was under the impression that the last several elections they have shown up, and were well represented.
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Boston (North End)
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According to the Census Bureau, in 2004, 14 Million blacks turned out vs. 106 Million whites:

White: http://www.census.gov/population/soc...04/tab02-2.xls

Black: http://www.census.gov/population/soc...04/tab02-4.xls

Although per capita, I suppose its not a big difference.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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Compare the statistics for black eligible voters to that for white eligible voters. Then compare the %age of whites in majority black Congressional districts (like in some areas of Chicago and Atlanta) who fail to vote. What's the result?
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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Compare the statistics for black eligible voters to that for white eligible voters. Then compare the %age of whites in majority black Congressional districts (like in some areas of Chicago and Atlanta) who fail to vote. What's the result?
That seems like a lot of work. Whats the point you're trying to reach?
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:15 PM
 
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My point is that you have to compare apples to apples. Simple numbers are highly misleading. Roman Catholics are the largest Christian sect in the US but only 30% of Christians in the US are Catholic. See how the results can be manipulated?
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Old 12-27-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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I saw this question on another thread and thought it was a goog question. If they did vote, Democrats would win by large margins everywhere.

I think it has more to do with socio-economic factors than race (not a black thing; a poor thing), but I was wondering what others thought.
I agree with u. Voting is a choice. If u choose not to use your vote it is not because u r African American. Don't forget what happened in Florida many African Americans were denied access to poles in the 2000 Bush election. I personally find it insulting for anyone to assume "Blacks" don't vote... especially because of their ethnicity.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:41 AM
 
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I agree with u. Voting is a choice. If u choose not to use your vote it is not because u r African American. Don't forget what happened in Florida many African Americans were denied access to poles in the 2000 Bush election. I personally find it insulting for anyone to assume "Blacks" don't vote... especially because of their ethnicity.
I agree, why put their ethnicity into it? Why break it down on those lines?. . .you could ask; why don't people without college degrees vote? why don't people with incomes < 40k vote? There are a million ways to break it down, some whites have more in common with blacks then they do with people of their same race.

To me it is just divisive to break it down this way.

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Old 12-28-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Non-sequitor, Rick. For all the reasons mentioned.
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:40 PM
 
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I agree, why put their ethnicity into it? Why break it down on those lines?. . .you could ask; why don't people without college degrees vote? why don't people with incomes < 40k vote? There are a million ways to break it down, some whites have more in common with blacks then they do with people of their same race.

To me it is just divisive to break it down this way.
U r totally right...Americans need to be united and involved in the political process because we r all Americans. Color should not be the issue in this case.
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