Friday, January 18, 2008

Black Voters Generations Apart


Beefcake Obama (not an endorsement)

This is very disturbing. It matters little the color of your skin, generations look to their own for guidance.

When will the fucking media quit focusing on race? Do they want to divide the country as badly as the idiot-in-chief?

ZOMG!!!1!! Black people are acting "normal". Hide the children.
When civil rights elders signed on to support Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for president, it was seen as a coup in the competition for the black vote, especially in the Deep South.

Yet many younger black voters seem to be shrugging off the sway of leaders such as Rep. John Lewis and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, siding instead with Barack Obama's history-making bid to be the nation's first black president.

It's a generational struggle that should serve as a warning to Democrats as they head into primary contests in states with large black populations: The black vote today is anything but monolithic.

It also suggests the influence the civil rights leaders have enjoyed as political kingmakers is waning.

"The figureheads are not actually gatekeepers to the black vote," said William Jelani Cobb, a 38-year-old history professor at the historically black Spelman College.

"No disrespect, but they don't speak for us."

Via rrstar.

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