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When it Comes to Politics, Are We More Racist Than We Think?
Yahoo ^ | 11-June-2012 | Lylah M. Alphonse

Posted on 06/11/2012 9:02:49 PM PDT by TopDeadCenter

The state with the highest racially charged search rate was West Virginia, where 41 percent of voters chose Keith Judd, a white man who is also a convicted felon currently in prison in Texas, over Obama just this May. Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Alabama, and New Jersey rounded out the top 10 most-racist areas, according to the search queries used.

Even if states that are considered fairly liberal, racism is prevalent enough in certain areas to put the entire state high up on the list. "Other areas with high percentages included western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, upstate New York and southern Mississippi," Stephens-Davidowitz points out in his New York Times article.

The 10 states with the fewest racially charged searches were Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington DC, Minnesota, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming.

What does this mean for this year's contest? "Losing even two percentage points lowers the probability of a candidate's winning the popular vote by a third," Stephens-Davidowitz explains. "Prejudice could cost Mr. Obama crucial states like Ohio, Florida and even Pennsylvania."

(Excerpt) Read more at shine.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; obama; racist; voters

1 posted on 06/11/2012 9:02:59 PM PDT by TopDeadCenter
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To: TopDeadCenter

Ahh yes, the primary reason people despise Obama is because his skin is tan....


2 posted on 06/11/2012 9:06:01 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (because REALITY is never digital...)
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To: TopDeadCenter
I only vote for smart, hard-working, productive members of society who love this country and the ideals upon which it was founded.

Does that make me a racist? What a hate-filled thing to say!

3 posted on 06/11/2012 9:08:18 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: TopDeadCenter
In Louisiana, people from both parties voted for a known crook (Edwin Edwards) to prove they WEREN'T racists (who'd support a jerk like David Duke- RINO). It came as no surprise when he was later sent to 10 years in the Federal penitentiary for further corruption.

But Obama is a corrupt politician who tried to sell his Senate seat AND a racist with a racist leading the Justice Department.

Decisions decisions...

4 posted on 06/11/2012 9:16:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Liberals are setting up the meme for if Obama loses.

The transparency is somewhat amusing. It’s just sad there will be those who fall for it.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 9:17:51 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: TopDeadCenter
"The 10 states with the fewest racially charged searches were Utah, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington DC, Minnesota, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming."

Almost all of these are states with very low black populations.

One could almost argue that living in close proximity with coloured folks somehow makes people start thinking racist thoughts and believing that the stereotypes are true. Isn't that curious.
6 posted on 06/11/2012 9:21:21 PM PDT by bornred
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To: TopDeadCenter

Here we go again.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 9:26:24 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Your face is racist.

;)


8 posted on 06/11/2012 9:34:04 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: TopDeadCenter

What a knucklehead! They just can’t see that such a large vote for a convicted felon is a testimonial to what a rotten “leader” people think BHO is.

As for prejudice, I’ve never seen such rabid racism and prejudice as what are demonstrated by BHO and “his” White House - on a daily basis.


9 posted on 06/11/2012 9:37:26 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: TopDeadCenter

I would vote for a dog turd before I would vote for Obama. Does that make me racist?


10 posted on 06/11/2012 9:45:34 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (GOV. WALKER WINS AGAIN!!! MUSIC TO MY EARS!!!)
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To: TopDeadCenter
"The state with the highest racially charged search rate was West Virginia, where 41 percent of voters chose Keith Judd, a white man who is also a convicted felon currently in prison in Texas, over Obama just this May."

I seriously doubt that the main body of the 41 percent had race in mind when they did this. I believe that they were sending a message saying that Keith Judd, a convicted felon, was a better choice for president than the inept person presently holding the office.

11 posted on 06/11/2012 9:47:41 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: llandres

If there is any ‘racist’ attitude in this country, it is becuase Obama has set the race relations back 50 years due to the type of America haters he has placed into posions of authority in his government——Martin Luther King would not allow Obama to be a part of his crusade for fairness and decency for all Americans if he was alive-—


12 posted on 06/11/2012 9:49:10 PM PDT by cmomm44
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To: llandres

If there is any ‘racist’ attitude in this country, it is becuase Obama has set the race relations back 50 years due to the type of America haters he has placed into posions of authority in his government——Martin Luther King would not allow Obama to be a part of his crusade for fairness and decency for all Americans if he was alive-—


13 posted on 06/11/2012 9:50:27 PM PDT by cmomm44
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To: TopDeadCenter

The man, and I use the term loosely, is more white in his neo-communist political outlook and ideology than any black politician or activist we have ever seen.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 9:53:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TopDeadCenter
It just seems to me, if all this is true Barry would never have been elected. Could his election be due to vote fraud?

Also, I think blacks could make a big dent in racism if they'd stop voting to enslave their fellow Americans. It's hypocritical for blacks to ride the gravy train of slavery past while voting to enslave others with the chains of socialism.

15 posted on 06/11/2012 10:13:11 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

I’m all the way ready to be called a racist. Now whatcha got?


16 posted on 06/11/2012 10:14:09 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: TopDeadCenter

No. It’s only people who agitate to cause trouble.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 10:40:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: TopDeadCenter
“Other areas with high percentages included western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, upstate New York and southern Mississippi,” Stephens-Davidowitz points out “

Is Mr Davidowitz referring to the white people in these areas as being the racist? If so then does that make him a racist?

18 posted on 06/11/2012 11:09:19 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: TopDeadCenter

At least Ms Lylah is posting on a site that is appropriately named for the likes of her.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 11:25:10 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: TopDeadCenter
I would say any black person who votes for Obama this time around is bigoted at the very least. There I said it.
20 posted on 06/11/2012 11:26:24 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Only if socialism is a race.


21 posted on 06/11/2012 11:42:06 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Most whites have become brain dead borg.


22 posted on 06/12/2012 12:12:11 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: cmomm44

Racism and sexism are alive and well in America, and one need look no further than affirmative action to see it. When less-qualified ethnic minorities or women are given admission to colleges or jobs based on those criteria, then you have institutionalized racism and sexism - a government policy that recognizes that those minorities and women are inferior to white men. Excluding those white men from those spots is racist as well; I’m still dumbfounded that these policies pass legal muster, and view both of those groups with complete apathy as a result.


23 posted on 06/12/2012 2:33:21 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: TopDeadCenter

In 2008, the United States elected a black man President. Where was all this talk of racism then?

What all the talk of racism is about is trying for those few votes that might have gone the other way if they are not made to feel guilty.

I’ll grant you that there might be a remnant of racism remaining in the south, but it was overruled by the majority of white people here in this country.


24 posted on 06/12/2012 3:37:30 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: kearnyirish2
Good points. My impression is that most racism left today in this country is concentrated among liberals. They are usually the only ones who throw race into the debate. I am perfectly willing to overlook an individual’s race/ethnicity and focus on their ideas and qualifications to hold a particular office, but when I do, liberals accuse me of being racist. I place no premium on an individual's race, so that makes me a racist. Sure sounds like Newspeak to me, doubleplus ungood.
25 posted on 06/12/2012 3:43:36 AM PDT by chimera
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To: TopDeadCenter

What is a “racially charged” search? Assuming the premise of this article is based on internet searches, are they including any search that makes reference to race in it? That’s clearly not the same as racist, yet they base all their assumptions on it.


26 posted on 06/12/2012 3:48:32 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: TopDeadCenter
...got to get the "EXCUSES" ready....BTW..blame whitey
27 posted on 06/12/2012 3:59:19 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: TopDeadCenter

The Marxists simply can’t manage to play without their race card.


28 posted on 06/12/2012 4:04:02 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: chimera

Without race the libs lose 75% of their “muscle” (votes); their treatment of the useful idiots in the race industry is disgraceful.


29 posted on 06/12/2012 4:04:36 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: TopDeadCenter

The race card deck has endless cards.


30 posted on 06/12/2012 4:09:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: TopDeadCenter

And the reason there’s no Barf Alert is ... ?


31 posted on 06/12/2012 4:11:41 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: TopDeadCenter

When it Comes to Politics, Are We More Racist Than We Think?

Like we didn’t know this was coming... one question for you dumb$hits in the socialist-loving MSM... How did this clueless a$$ clown get elected the first time?


32 posted on 06/12/2012 4:11:41 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

This nitwit ignores the fact that many white, racist Dems voted for Obama. I know because I know a number of racist Dems who would rather elect Castro than vote for a Republican. Politics trumps race in virtually every situation. Except in cases such as when Hillary Clinton received only about five percent of the Black vote in head to head contests with Obama in the 2008 primaries despite having virtually the same platform. (Now, who are the racists sir?) Not withstanding that last situation, in the final analysis, given a clear difference in political slant, race matters little or nothing.


33 posted on 06/12/2012 4:13:24 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

You know a number of racist Democrats? Every Democrat is racist. Only the founding party of the KKK would assume minorities are too stupid to obtain a government ID in order to vote. Only a racist would vote for Obama simply because he is black. And only a racist would support raced based hiring programs as reparations for past transgressions.


34 posted on 06/12/2012 4:25:16 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: TopDeadCenter
....."top 10 most-racist areas, according to the search queries used."

I guess it is too much to ask what sort of "queries" this feckless, Moonbat, was referring to???

Could it be said "queries" were chosen by the NAACP, Sharpton, Jackson, et al???

35 posted on 06/12/2012 4:31:28 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: TopDeadCenter

You can’t win a war if you don’t identify the enemy.

We are blinded by political correctness, diversity and sensitivity.

The “melting pot” we once were has turned into the special interest pot.


36 posted on 06/12/2012 4:34:36 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: TopDeadCenter

I think this president has set the black race “culture” further back than anyone else in history.

Pictures that come to mind:
1-The black union thugs at the polling place.
2-The picture of the black woman standing up at a BHO rally and saying she needs a new house.
3-The picture of Farrakhan that said don’t lay down with a white woman and make a half breed.
4-The picture of the new black panthers.
5-The picture of the black woman asked by a reporter, where does Obama get the money to give to you and her reply was I don’t know but cause he’s got it we gettin’ it!

It used to be pictures like:
1- J C Watts
2- Colin Powell
3- Justice Clarence Thomas
4- Michael Steele
5-...

mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, how the pictures have changed!


37 posted on 06/12/2012 4:39:47 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: TopDeadCenter

I think this president has set the black race “culture” further back than anyone else in history.

Pictures that come to mind:
1-The black union thugs at the polling place.
2-The picture of the black woman standing up at a BHO rally and saying she needs a new house.
3-The picture of Farrakhan that said don’t lay down with a white woman and make a half breed.
4-The picture of the new black panthers.
5-The picture of the black woman asked by a reporter, where does Obama get the money to give to you and her reply was I don’t know but cause he’s got it we gettin’ it!

It used to be pictures like:
1- J C Watts
2- Colin Powell
3- Justice Clarence Thomas
4- Michael Steele
5-...

mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, how the pictures have changed!


38 posted on 06/12/2012 4:40:17 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: maxwellsmart_agent
What all the talk of racism is about is trying for those few votes that might have gone the other way if they are not made to feel guilty.
That's all this is. Pure propaganda. 100% Grade A Socialist Propaganda.
39 posted on 06/12/2012 4:55:47 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: TopDeadCenter

If anyone wants to see a moonbat racist site, head over to Yahoo chat.

The racist black panthers, KKK, muslim brotherhood and David Duke supporters are in bloom at the racist Yahoo site.

I suspect that little darling Lylah is posting everyday, stirring the racist pot.


40 posted on 06/12/2012 6:00:25 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: TopDeadCenter
The state with the highest racially charged search rate was West Virginia, where 41 percent of voters chose Keith Judd, a white man who is also a convicted felon currently in prison in Texas, over Obama just this May.

This is a LIE!!!
41% of those who voted in the Democrat primary chose Judd over Zer0. WV has "semi-closed" primaries for both parties, so ONLY registered Democrats and those non-aligned voters who chose to vote in the Rat primary were able to vote for Judd.

The Democrat party registrations outweigh the Republican party registrations by 54%-29% in WV.

Were searches of Zer0's eligibility included in those considered "racially charged"? If so, I may have tipped the scales all by my lonesome....

41 posted on 06/12/2012 6:08:48 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: bornred
Almost all of these are states with very low black populations.

Since WV was the lead state in this article, here are the demographics of WV according to wiki

At the 2010 Census, 93.2% of the population was non-Hispanic White, 3.4% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 0.2% non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7% non-Hispanic Asian, 0.1% from some other race (non-Hispanic) and 1.3% of two or more races (non-Hispanic). 1.2% of West Virginia's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).

42 posted on 06/12/2012 6:19:32 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: conservativesister

Anyone that says that opposition to 0bama is based in racism is asserting that

A) We’d not oppose his Marxist policies if he were white.
B) We’d oppose a strongly conservative black man as president.

Absurd.


43 posted on 06/12/2012 6:37:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: conservativesister

As for your reference to “culture”, that’s the crux of the matter, skin color is irrelevant, but has a nearly 1.0 correlation to the culture which we are judging.

If someone wants to call me a “culturist”, I’ll gladly own up to that, then challenge the person to justify that all cultures are equally beneficial to the human condition. They can’t do it.


44 posted on 06/12/2012 6:40:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: TopDeadCenter

What liberal barf!...Now that Obama stands a very good chance of losing the election its because we are all racist? Liberals and their ever present race card! I would vote for a conservative black anyday over socialist Obama!


45 posted on 06/12/2012 7:17:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Psycho_Bunny
Liberals are setting up the meme for if Obama loses.

Expect to hear all of these in November.

1. It was the racism...

2. Once again religiousity and bigotry have hurt a president, this time one who stood up for the civil rights of homosexual couples...

3. Once again the public has fallen for the lies of Republicans...

4. Once again the public has voted against their own financial interests...

Expect to hear several of these talking points rolled into one statement (e.g., once again the public has voted against their own financial interests, throwing a temper tantrum at the polls spurred by religious social issues and Republican lies...)

46 posted on 06/12/2012 7:27:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The media ignored the 40th anniversary of Bill Ayers' Pentagon bombing but not Watergate. Ask Why.)
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To: TopDeadCenter

Only a liberal can claim someone that won an election but then lost it for bad performance has somehow been prejudiced against.


47 posted on 06/12/2012 7:42:47 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: cmomm44

I’m with you on that. He and his crew are doing all they can to gin up racism, most of which comes from them, not whites.

Another example of their hypocrisy is his boy Eric Holder talking about avoiding a “Constitutional crisis” yesterday during his farcical “testimony” before Congress.

The only constitutional crisis is BHO et al taking control of our country.


48 posted on 06/13/2012 8:23:31 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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