For many months, I have endured blogs and arguments of how blacks are racist to be voting for Obama at such high rates. The question usually following is how is it possible for 90% of a group of people to support a man if the reason is not racial (ignoring the fact that there was tradition to such numbers in black support of democrats). Or the inverse argument that several white folks are not supporting him due to race. Maybe a small number on both sides of that argument, but the truth comes out in the facts (and statistics) yesterday:
Blacks: Kerry 88%, Barack 95%
Whites: Kerry 39%, Barack 43%
Latinos: Kerry 54%, Barack 66%
An increase across the board. Could this just have to do with issues.
The increase of 4% of white support to Barack represented 3.3% increase or 4.2 million votes.
The increase of 7% of black support represented 2.3% increase or 2.9 million votes due to an increased turnout of 13% from 11% in 2004.
The contribution by hispanics was the largest in terms of percentage points and comparable in terms of votes.
As it has been in the history of America, since the abolition, since the civil rights victories, since most of the wars and progress we have made, to now, it has been all Americans, that have contributed to great progress, banishing fear, hate, and division. I am happy that no group has a basis to feel left behind today and no group has a basis to point fingers or claim sole credit. We are in this together. Let's stop the wrangling that has started again this morning. Behind a candidate that is a part of most of us. Let's make our better futures.
Hoping the title of this thread will not contribute to more division.