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Black Southern Voters, Poised to Play a Historic Role
ny times ^ | 7-18-2014 | NATE†COHN

Posted on 07/18/2014 6:34:39 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

Southern black voters don’t usually play a decisive role in national elections. They were systematically disenfranchised for 100 years after the end of the Civil War. Since the days of Jim Crow, a fairly unified white Southern vote has often determined the outcome of elections.

This November could be different. Nearly five decades after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, black voters in the South are poised to play a pivotal role in this year’s midterm elections. If Democrats hold the Senate, they will do so because of Southern black voters.

The timing — 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and 49 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act — is not entirely coincidental. The trends increasing the clout of black voters reflect a complete cycle of generational replacement in the post-Jim Crow era. White voters who came of age as loyal Democrats have largely died off, while the vast majority of black voters have been able to vote for their entire adult lives — and many have developed the habit of doing so.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; blackvote
The racist NY Times.
1 posted on 07/18/2014 6:34:39 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

The GOPe is giddy.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 6:39:12 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Citizen Zed
They were systematically disenfranchised for 100 years after the end of the Civil War.

And they are now poised to systematically alter the election front for 100 years to come. Voter fraud, near 100% cohesion against conservatism, 100% commitment to entitlements, 100% commitment to punishing their former oppressor's descendants forever. Guaranteed 100% commitment to victiming, all the time.

3 posted on 07/18/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Citizen Zed
Since the days of Jim Crow, a fairly unified white Southern vote has often determined the outcome of elections.

What the hell you talkin' 'bout, Nate?

It's blacks who vote for a particular candidate at 95+% not the whites.

Go back to J-school. Do not pass Go, do not collect 200 dollars.

4 posted on 07/18/2014 6:40:48 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Citizen Zed

Wait..I thought the black vote was going for the GOP this fall such as for Thad Cochran?


5 posted on 07/18/2014 6:44:59 AM PDT by ctpsb (Thanks.)
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To: ctpsb

Sorry should’ve added /sarc off.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 6:45:25 AM PDT by ctpsb (Thanks.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I wonder if the writer is aware of what an insulting piece of crap they wrote?................


7 posted on 07/18/2014 6:45:47 AM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: Gaffer
100% commitment to punishing their ancestors' former oppressor's descendants forever.
8 posted on 07/18/2014 6:50:49 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When using "he" or "him" to refer to Barack Obama, is it still okay to use the lower case "h"?)
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To: Red Badger

I wonder if the writer is aware of what an insulting piece of crap they wrote?................
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I seriously doubt it. In any case the NYT can file this one in either the Pretty, Pretty, Please file or the Wishful Thinking file.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 6:53:28 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: ctpsb

…not necessary…..


10 posted on 07/18/2014 6:57:05 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: InterceptPoint

I think black Americans are so fed up with Obama’s policies that they will not show up................


11 posted on 07/18/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT by Red Badger ("An armed society is a polite society. " - Robert Heinlein................)
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To: Red Badger

I doubt that very strongly. The race card will be be played repeatedly and loudly to get them to vote, they will vote, and they will pull the lever for their masters, the Democrats.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 7:10:58 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Citizen Zed
The blacks for most part are prejudice. Most of their problems have been brought upon themselves. And this continuation is getting worst.
13 posted on 07/18/2014 7:11:20 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Citizen Zed

Obama has black skin...that’s enough for black Americans.


14 posted on 07/18/2014 7:14:18 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Red Badger
I think black Americans are so fed up with Obama’s policies that they will not show up.

Not likely; they would show up in big numbers if Obama's name were on the ballot for them to celebrate. Many do not understand "mid-term" elections and do not show up though.

15 posted on 07/18/2014 7:16:06 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Gaffer

I like your version. Maybe you could get a job there and tell it like it is.


16 posted on 07/18/2014 7:18:49 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Yes, wordy and a little difficult, but correct nonetheless.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 4:10:49 AM PDT by Gaffer
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