Making Black Voters Disappear

Domingo Garcia and his council redistricting pals pull off a neat trick.

Think of the Dallas City Council Redistricting Commission as Sunday school, where everything is done by the book. Right next door you have this dumpy divey smoke-filled neon joint called "Domingo's Dance Hall." That's where people just do it.

The official redistricting process, carried out over months by a legally constituted formal commission, was an attempt to see that the carving up of city council districts based on the 2010 census would be carried out logically, fairly and in an above-board manner.

Some of the people on the commission, it seems, have preferred to go over to Domingo's, turn up the sound system and engage in that ancient ritual that playwright Edward Albee once described in his play, The American Dream, as bumping their uglies. I speak metaphorically. I hope.

The Observer's Anna Merlan has reported on our news blog, Unfair Park, that secret meetings have occurred, hosted by redistricting commissioner Domingo Garcia. There, away from public scrutiny and from the rest of the commission, these truants presumably have been striking unauthorized side deals regarding redistricting. Garcia, whom I have known for years as a very bright, very political, very attention-deficit-disordered person, has dismissed the official redistricting process as "too tedious."

He might be right. Sunday school is a good thing, and people ought to go, and we would all be better off if everybody did go, but, you know, one does get the fidgets. I sort of agree.

Let's talk about what they do over at that dance hall. In fact, let's see if we can get in there ourselves. A frank look at what really underlies the redistricting process would do us all a world of good. Try not to run.

At Sunday school, they tell us that redistricting is all about drawing compact districts on a map. The one whose name we must not utter, the horned one, the angel of darkness is this thing called "gerrymandering." Oh, it's ugly! Gerrymandering is all about scribbling messy lines all over the map and creating nasty, gnarly, reptilian districts that wiggle and slink hither and yon. Sunday school districts are compact, sensible and plain, like good plain people.

Now to Domingo's. See if we can sneak up next to that booth in the corner where Domingo and the other errant commissioners are getting ready to do the dirty deed. What are they giggling and sniggering about over there as they poke each other while he pours them beer from a pitcher?

It's something about "The Woods." Wouldn't you just know it! And what's this other thing they keep snortling about? Sugarberries! Oh my goodness gracious, you don't have any idea about sugarberries, do you? I just hate to be the one to tell you. You really should ask your parents about sugarberries, but what the heck, here we are, and so I will tell you all about sugarberries.

The Woods and Sugarberry Hill are middle-class to affluent, mainly African-American neighborhoods in the far southwestern corner of the city, almost to Joe Pool Lake, where people live within the suburban Duncanville school district even though they live in Dallas. In the last 10 years, the Woods/Sugarberry district has attracted a growing population of relatively well-off black people.

So while the city as a whole has not been growing in the last 10 years, that part of town has been growing, and guess what? A lot of those people vote. So in terms of voters, you really have black-vote bonanza in those sugarberries.

The problem is that black leadership tends not to come from there. It comes from areas of the city that are more south-central, like over by Dallas Golf Club, where council member Vonciel Hill lives, or even farther east by the Cedar Crest Country Club, where Dwaine Caraway lives.

Now here's where it gets tricky. We have 14 single-member council districts. Of course we don't base any of this directly on race, because, as they told us over and over again back in Sunday school, that would be wrong. But over here at Domingo's we can tell you that seven of the 14 districts are white.

White. Just white. That's just how it is. Think of a sheet of copy paper. What color is it? Think of a bedsheet. Well, maybe don't think of that. Just think white. That's what seven of the 14 council districts are. White.

That leaves seven districts that are not white. Those go to black candidates and Hispanic candidates. Those seven seats have to be divided up. You can't divide the seven by two. We're talking whole numbers here. So one side gets three seats, the other gets four.

The way it is now is the way it has been since single-member districts were created in the late 1970s. Four black. Three Hispanic.

This round of redistricting is at least the second one — we're talking 20 years of this stuff — in which Hispanics have argued that it's time for a change. Between the 2000 census and 2010 census, the Hispanic population in the city rose from 35.6 percent to 43.1 percent while the black population diminished from 26.5 to 22.3 percent.

So obviously that means Hispanics should get four and the blacks only three seats, right? Well, now, hold on there, cowboy: What's going on with those white people? Hmm. Looks like they went down from 53 percent to only 43.1. Wow. That's the biggest change of all. How does that get reflected on the new map?

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bbetzen
bbetzen

Jim Schutze has many statistical mistakes in this article according to the data that was shared with the Dallas City Council when the redistricting process started with them. See slides #69-71 in the presentation given to Dallas City Council on 9/7/2011 titled "Redistricting 2011: Process Review and Proposed Districting Plan." It is online at http://www.dallascityhall.com/...

Jim says the Hispanic population percentage was 35.6% in 2000 and grew to 43.1%The first number is correct. The second one should be 42.35%.

Jim says the white population percentage was 53% in 2000 and went down to 43.1%. These numbers are terribly wrong! The white population was only 34.56% in 2000 and by 2010 had fallen to only 28.82%!

Jim says the black population fell from 26.5% in 2000 to 22.3% in 2010.Both numbers are wrong again! The black population went from 25.65% in 2000 to 25.02% in 2010. That is hardly a significant change!! and certainly not a four percentage point drop! Again look at the above link to the slide show given city council members on 9/7/2011.

Jim was correct in indicating that "making black voters disappear" is the issue. But who did it? It appears it was people who wanted to maintain their council positions at all costs, even if it meant that the potential for another member of the racial/ethnic group they represented would be endangered, especially in the future. The cost paid was lower black percentages in the so-called "black districts."

In the approved map sent by the Redistricting Commission to the City Council the average black percentage in the three black districts was only 59.52%, over three percentage points below wPlan03 for average strength. By the time the final approved map was made this average percentage had fallen more, to below 57%! These low numbers, and the population movement patterns of the past decade, placed two of these three districts in danger of no longer being majority black by 2016, or sooner! In the trade off, one minority opportunity district was gained wherein a 45.19% black district existed making it "winnable" in the 2010 census. Given population changes in that area it is questionable if that "winnable" status remains today, and certainly questionable as to how long it will remain.

The majority of the 16,700 in black population that "disppeared" from the 4 districts now led by black councl members on the south side of Dallas is part of the 9,100 increase in black population in the 6 districts now led by white council members. Many from those 9,100 have moved into the black community east of Coit and Hwy 75 that is fragmented between districts 13, 11, & 10. The failure of the entire redistricting commission, and the city council, to recollect this "dissapeared" population into a black "winnable" district in North Dallas is the problem.

Eduardo Martinez
Eduardo Martinez

HUUR IM SO ANGRY BECAUSE I CANT INSULT BLACK PEOPLE BECAUSE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS THAT DOESNT EXIST HURRR

Ask M
Ask M

this article was FAIL....I agree with Dickie Smythe, it is hard to read and follow along. Reporter gets F-

C
C

Should we even be saying the word "Black". I speak metaphorically, I hope. Good grief, the end result will always be the same.

Dickie Smythe
Dickie Smythe

This writer is awful at his job! This is so poorly written that it is difficult to read. Readers should disregard the topic and read it again and evaluate how painful it is to read.

tan247
tan247

How can you call someone uneducated? Your post wreaks of poor sentence structure, incorrect punctuation and misspellings. It's amazing how some are quick to criticize others but fail to realize just how ignorant they can appear.

ab
ab

10 Thumbs down. Terribly written article. Not for the message, but the grammar and sentence structure.

guest
guest

Sounds just like Colorado and every other place in the USA. White people and black people and brown people and any other color you can drag out are sick and tired of being manipulated by politicians. Our voting districts are so manipulated it is terrible. Splitting counties and towns to be sure they are politically "balanced" is hogwash!! They are obviously trying to be sure "their" district gets who the committee wants voted in this time and who cares about later down the road? SICK!!

Spider
Spider

Are you suggesting Dallas has a lack of color in its city council and key leadership roles like City council, commissioner, mayor, DA, Assistant DAs? Are you really? Because that would be pretty ignorant. I think the per-capita break down of blacks in Dallas is over represented in the percentage of people of color who hold office. I am so sick of these. "Why is everybody always picking on poor black me" articles. They suck, and you suck for saying it, because A) It is not true, and B) You steal real thunder from real cases of racism. You know the little boy who cried wolf fable. Quotas suck, they are for those people who believe they are inferior, and can not compete on their own merits as a human being, and there by need some kind of a leg up to get posted. How ever with the likes of Lipscomb, and Ragsdale, and Price you may have a point there, It may be necessary to stack the deck in favor of the black vote to get people like these (IMHO criminals) elected into office.

DJ
DJ

Maybe my math is wrong but I get the following...

Hispanic - 43.1%Black - 22.3%White - 43.1%

Total - 108.5%

So not only have the demographics changed but this area has somehow created superhuman androids that can create population percentages over 100%. Amazing area this Dallas is. Or is it maybe this pissed off hack of a writer doesn't have a flippin clue what he is talking about?

Odell Miller
Odell Miller

black voters dont disappear,they become white/GOPhers

haha
haha

"Hispanic population in the city rose from 35.6 percent to 43.1 percent"

"What's going on with those white people? Hmm. Looks like they went down from 53 percent to only 43.1"

Can we consider ourselves a minority now? Don't call me white anymore, I am European American! Wait, 43.1% plus 43.1% plus 22.3%.......

Hmmmm, guess he adds as well as he writes.

BTW "We will take it as a given that the whites are not going to give up any seats, even though they are the ones who have lost the most ground populationwise. Why are they not going to give up any seats? Hey, we're not in Sunday school any more. When did you last see white people give up anything?"

Racist? My bad only whites can be racist.

Liliana
Liliana

Jim, you're writing is terrible. It's like reading the gibberish my 4 year old would mouth off to me when he's on a sugar rush. t-t-t-today Jr! get to the point. It's all racist, is that the point? if Dallas city council is involved then it's all about race. They should all be fired anyway.

Sjzion747
Sjzion747

The only thing that can kill a lie is the truth....Why does that seem to bother our White People when they know there own History....How can u trust someone that has proven to be a liar...Or forgive someone that has never admitted to doing wrong....Thank God for grace that we can forgive the unforgiveable and Heal and have true Freedom...........I feel sorry for any Race of people that cannot deal with Facts....and be strong enough to bring about Change...

capn
capn

Hey didn't you hear the Prez,stop whining!

10thGroup
10thGroup

Hardly a true democracy when you have to jerry-mander the districts to get someone elected. Eddie "give the money to my family" B. Johnson is a prime example. With DPD now answering calls in the groove with 2/2 man units speaks volumes for what the idiot has done for her district.

MichaelC
MichaelC

I’m black and I can tell you that I’ve always voted for the black candidate when one is available. And you guys can tell me you don’t do the same… this doesn’t change anything and this guy is just trying to be relevant. Dallas is mostly Black on one side and not the other. Give me a break.

LargoLagg
LargoLagg

This is only a concern if blacks vote monolithically. If there is diversity in their vote, this is not really an issue. But if they only vote one predictable way, where skin color is a better predictor of voting preference than is any other factor, then I can see the author's concern.

L Devore
L Devore

This guy is an idiot trying to stir up more race war. Don't let him rile you up while he sits behind a computer with his liberal head up his ass.

paul b
paul b

It's funny you guys have a headline which reads "Making Black Voters Disappear." Your newspaper along with every other white owned mainstream or alternative news median are making Black reporters disappear, with your white Affirmative Action ways of hiring whites only. Try again friend.

Gearshaw
Gearshaw

Only in the United States;racist,mexican,white guy,black people,just a query from the far north,can't you just draw your voting districts by population and availible school seats like every other westerndemocracy.

Sroberts999
Sroberts999

Maybe we need to making voting cheaper. You know, so the poor people can do it too?

kyle
kyle

i understand that black people have experienced racism but for a black person to say that white's haven't experienced racism too is ludicrous. Look around at all of the black only groups, clubs, tv stations, colleges, loans, awards etc. whites have experienced racism in every facet of today's society as well. want just a few examples? Jet magazine, NAACP, NNCF, the image awards, BET television, the thurgood marshal college fund, there are several black ONLY colleges, affirmative action. need i go on? not saying racism is right on either side, just illuminating both sides of the field.

womanwarriorofwords
womanwarriorofwords

If a black or hispanic could when the district then why re-district the area? Why are they still promoting segration?

Flanna
Flanna

To DADA:Clearly, you have never experienced true racism. It’s easy to rationalize issues when you’re “doing okay.” What tool do you use to measure the “best” person – school, association, residence, economic status, - what? Here is a suggestion. Pretend that you are a minority. What do you want? What do you need? Why is it important? What steps are you going to take to ensure that your wants and needs are seriously taken into consideration and acted upon?

I’m 61 years old and lived through a segregated society in America. The superintendent was always Anglo American, and by all qualifications, the best man for the job – for Anglo Americans. You’re right when you say that we must hire the best person for the job. In my case, the best person was always white. We saw the same “crap” when city officials were elected or any position of importance was filled with the “best” person. The only difference,a few years back, was that only Anglo Americans were allowed to vote and clearly, the people who represented the city and all of the schools represented only the majority of the students enrolled and decisions were made based upon that premise. Someone once said that if you forget your history, you’re doomed to repeat it. The Bible also tells us plainly that God is not mock; whatsoever ye soweth, that shall ye also repeapeth. Noting is new under the sun. Where we are now is where we’ve been and when we try to understand each other, that is when we will start understanding each other. We all have the same problems in our cultures – crimes (domestic and foreign). It would be so nice to see all of these posts beginning with “Hey, I have an idea about how we can solve this problem….” And the idea is put forth without malice or condescending language. It's okay to be anry and it's okay to vent, but at the end of the day, "can't we all just try to get along!" (smile)

Flanna
Flanna

To: Bfine77Clearly your own command of the English language shows your intense respect for illiteracy. Let me see if I can evaluate your “king’s” English! Sentences begin with capital letters, express complete thoughts, have subjects and predicates, and commas are very useful when a “pause” is needed. The word “God” should always be capitalized when referencing our Deity and should not be used in vain. How do you know what is for or is not for “God’s sake.

A language that is sufficient for communication, including colloquialism (an informal word or phrase that is more common in conversation than in formal speech or writing), only makes the person who can’t understand it appear to be stupid or uneducated. For example, the southern language (mainly Anglo American) is often made fun of by northerners, and many who use it in general and formal conversations are viewed upon as stupid and uneducated. The word that you seek to use is “nitpick,” which means to be excessively concerned with or critical of inconsequential details. Sir/Madame, I believe that your use of this word is self-serving since you have no idea about what is important to the people who reside in these areas.

So that you don’t go lacking in the history of African American communities and the crimes against them, may I suggest that you start with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R..., and travel backwards and forwards to get a real understanding of the contributions of African American/Blacks in this country. Also, check out among other categories, the many invaluable contributions made to this society and world by Black Inventors and explorers (signal light, blood plasma, sugar processing, and et cetera). Remember, when you point a finger at someone else, there are three pointed back at you! Maybe (not maybee), if you’d begin with yourself in getting an education (about your history and how it has affected others), you’d be able to contribute constructively instead of pointing that deadly finger at people you don’t know!

Bfine77
Bfine77

really! is this what people do. set around and find things to nick pick about.im mean if you want to nick pick did you know that areas that are are primarily black have a HUGE crime rate as opposed to white or latino. cant deny that.maybee just maybee if the black comunity spent a little more time cleaning up the the areas they have trashed and a lot less time complaining about representation they might get a leg up.and for gods sake learn how to speak english correctly.ebonics is not a language to be proud of it makes people look stupid and uneducated.

CSense
CSense

It's always about race -- never about personal responsibility!

John Clayton
John Clayton

Great article on making black voters disappear. Now...how do I make my white redneck neighbors do the same?

B1ng
B1ng

If you can't follow this piece, then you need to start reading more. If you can remember what you read 30 seconds ago, while continuing to read, there shouldn't be a problem.

Hasanmary
Hasanmary

You keep changing the numbers. Whites are 29%. You give fake numbers to justify white dominance.

DJ
DJ

Have I been proven to be a liar? Do I need to admit some wrong I have done? If you want me to apologize for things that happened 100 years ago and more, don't hold your breath. Pretty sure I had nothing to do with it.

haha
haha

You mean like a race who makes up the majority of the prison population, wellfare recipiants, unemployed, and yet is a minority, not being able to admit being violent, lazy, and criminal?

Spider
Spider

Well I have to give you points for being honest. It is also fair to say you are a racist, but at like Rev Jeremiah Write, Al Sharpton, Lewis Farrakhan. But you at least admit it, they do not. But they are. I voted for Obama. I really regret it. I was P. Off at GWB for his relationship with Halliburton, and Big Oil. I also wanted the US to move away from oil imports, especially oil from OPEC.

I do not vote based on race, I think the Raggsdale's, the Lispcombs, and the Prices of Dallas politics are reprehensible, corrupt, and extreme racist. I would almost rather vote for Sirhan, Sirhan, as to vote for people like of those three, who represent the very worse part of our society. But for me, It is not a black deal. I might vote for Cain this 2012. I worshiped Colin Powell. I think Condie Rice was a great contributor to our nation.

As long as the black community continues to self destruct on the family level, there will never be any peace, and prosperity for the "African" Americans. 70% of all black children are born out of wedlock, for the past 40 years the #1 killer of black males under 30 has been each and every year, black males under 30. Ebonics, a disproportionate drop out rate, a disproportionate % of social welfare services, a disproportionate % of people incarcerated. Bill Cosby plead with you guys on these issues, you in turn lambasted him and called him an uncle Tom.

If you are not happy with your lot in life, perhaps you might take a long look in the mirror. Maybe you are responsible for your own failures? Or... you can continue to blame others for your failures. Lets see how that works out for Obama in 2012.

JackLean
JackLean

Caucasian much? Jeez, more despicable blather from a Tea Partier with his blinders on.

BITE ME
BITE ME

paul b you are a racist! That is the dumbest comment I have heard so far! What's real sad about the whole thing is you are so IGNORANT I am sure you believe that. I see the BET station which is a black entertainment station. you can't have a white entertainment station THAT WOULD BE RACIST! I see a black beauty pageant and NOT A WHITE BEAUTY PAGEANT THAT WOULD BE RACIST TOO! Why don't you watch the news in Florida there you have the same amount of black and white reporters. And you know what everyone seems to get along! SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE IS CREATED EQUAL. YOU JUST PROVED THAT YOU ARE NOT! YOU ARE BELOW EQUAL AND WILL PLAY THE RACE CARD UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE! REMEMBER STUPID IGNORANT COMMENTS COME FROM STUPID, IGNORANT, AND UNEDUCATED PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOURSELF! DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE COSBY SHOW! BILL HIMSELF SAID HE HAD ALL BLACK PEOPLE ONLY WORKING BEHIND THE CAMERA'S. LET ME GUESS YOU DON'T THINK THAT IS RACIST DO YOU? ANOTHER THING IS HE IS OPEN ABOUT HIS RACISM WHICH YOU A PROBABLY PROUD OF! I THINK YOU NEED TO TAKE AN IQ TEST TO SEE IF YOU ARE EVEN OVER 80! I WOULD BE SURPRISED IF YOU ARE. KIND OF LIKE BILL COSBY WHO IS NOW CALLED DOCTOR BILL COSBY! HE MADE HIMSELF A DOCTOR BY NAME BECAUSE HE HAS NO PHD!!!! NEXT TIME YOU ARE ON DEATHS DOOR GO SEE DR. BILL COSBY. HE IS BLACK I AM SURE THAT HE CAN HELP YOU WITH ALL HIS MEDICAL EXPERIENCE!!! R.I.P. PAUL THE IGNORANT RACIST!

Sjzion747
Sjzion747

Well if you think u got it bad...Just for the fun of it halloween is coming up dress up like a Black Man and go to Any City in the South and document the different reactions you get, and get back with us...thats if your not falsely identified as a raper, killed or gunned down, lynched, dragged down the street, etc... Oh, WTH try it for a week if you last that long....Why would a Black Person ever Feel they have been done Wrong By White America where did we ever get that Idea................... Racism, you need to look up the Word........Blacks would love to intermingle with mainstream on every level, but be treated fairly not just these venues.... Give us another 200+years of trying to catch up...........you know with all the free labor and stuff.................. Its kinda hard when the gap was created intentionally so that we wouldnt.....Black colleges were created becuz we were not welcomed at the other non-black colleges...... remember that...............Affirmative action becuz even with the qualifications and degrees...well u guessed they gave it to back woods Johnny...... with no education......Wonder Why? seen it for yrs.....so a law had to be put in place to make certain people do the right thing....Read your History we as a people were doing real well my family in particular until lynching became a sport....... many blacks built beautiful affluent neighborhoods and societies by their own sweat... Trust me we were better off this way...matter fact we were doing so well on our own that they came a stole the ideas, plans, inventions, and wealth stripped us of everything for fear that we would actually become greater than them...that was never our intention we just wanted to live in Peace...You crying you got it Bad......Read Your History Dude.............

paul b
paul b

Kyle, you BE dumb.

womanwarriorofwords
womanwarriorofwords

The typical response from your whiteness--do you really speak english...I can't tell sounds a lot like redneck white boy speak...the west is falling...see the world head lines. your out...and most of you now are living in poor black neighborhoods.

womanwarriorofwords
womanwarriorofwords

Yes, it is...I whis it could be about personal responsibility. It will always be about race.

allen
allen

Thank Lincoln and put Obama on the penny

Sjzion747
Sjzion747

No sir, ur race has just been enjoying the benefits of it for a long, long, time.....slavery gave birth to capitalism....we all know the truth about this country and how we where denied many things. but yet taxed without Rights! The White Man is always going to be Unfair becuz Fear drives him! He fears ever giving a fair chance to everybody....all of the inventions and work (for Free for centuries) that had been done by blacks that were wrongfully taken and often at the cost of there lives.....They paid taxes for years for general services, blacks paid education taxes to support schools for white children and to think, a gender based tax was also imposed upon black males....and if they didnt pay them they could be re-enslaved or imprisoned...It meant that any white person or government could lay claim to there property or material goods....U think any every did this? My point exactly.....America was built on the backs of Black Men, women and children for free! and yall call us Lazy...So no I wouldnt Hold my Breathe for anything from u...its in your nature.....And as for Zoning I wouldnt hold my Breathe either I could honestly care less what race they are Just Do What is Right for all Humanity! We are by Nature a Peaceable, and trusting People, if not.....America wouldnt be what it is today...WE are not weak or Fearful of anything except God.......WE just prefer Love over Fear, knowing that one day real real soon we will recieve full Recompense.....

Sjzion747
Sjzion747

they Learned from the Best.....Haha..............Surpressed Anger and by the way we are a minority becuz of the lynching, murders and other horrible crimes created by White Americans after they had work us to Death for Free...We the people of the United States..............Meant we the free white people, and the free white people only..The Constitution guaranteed rights and freedom to everyone but blacks...The black man could not assimilate....He was permanently Nailed to the lowest ring of the social ladder...Neither freedom nor good (Work) could force whites to recognize him as an equal human being....31% of all of this nations founding fathers were Slaveholders, they were vested in the institution of slavery ( for Profits yall are stil enjoying today) and there is little doubt that they fully intended to exclude black people from the rights that they would guarantee for themselves and other whites in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence...All the framers of the Constitution were wealthy members of the upper class of American society, but they wanted to plz the poor whites and assured them they would always Be Above blacks, regardless of their income and wealth...I am not angry anymore but walk in love and forgiveness knowing the truth....I feel sorry for any Race that can hurt any fellow man period....The sad part is how do you catch up or teach the next generation about Hope when u see these facts and the ones that still exist today...It is no secret we are Hated by many people for no reason if anything u should thank us that we do not have Hatred in our Heart but most or confused and Hurt, we never asked to come to America regardless of how we got here, to be worked for free degraded and treated less than animals and lets not talk about the justice system or Jobs this stuff has been locked down against us for along time...and you wonder why u see this in our people.....Really....

MichaelC
MichaelC

I dont remember every saying i wasnt happy or blaming anyone for anything... I just told you the truth and you'd be a liar to say you didnt lean one way over the other... it is natural. I didnt say right, but natural... I agree that some of those men you mentioned are not the best, or even good... But you woud do the same in my shoes... If you voted for Obama then you did so out of some form of guilt which is misplaced.

nameruse
nameruse

Typical response from your blackness. Sounds like a lot like ghetto nappy woman speak.

guess what. We aint ever going down.

your out? Don't you mean you're out. Typical black ebonic ghetto trash talk. Do you really speak English?

BTW, your black men cannot stand you nappy ass hoes.

nameruse
nameruse

Yes it will always be about race and the huge failure of black Americans. What a disgrace they are on every level even after the trillions spent on them. Failures!

womanwarriorofwords
womanwarriorofwords

The new face of poverty educated white people...take a look--what does this have to do with Lincoln and or President Obama--thank Bush for the down fall and put him on the dollar bill that you no longer have and watch this video and see what is happening to you...my culture has always had to deal with this...and your still not taking responsibility for what you have done. Watch...this is your future along with most other americans. Your falling, falling and then some. The Western world is on its way out...you might want that penny after it's all said done.. You guys are suppose to be so superior and none of you can come up with a logical response due to your limited thinking. Arabs/Indians/Chinese---they own you and I would definitely vote them in office--and it going to happen a lot sooner than you think. See your still fighting the black and white war--and not that of globalization which has outsourced your jobs. Wow please come back with something better...I know you had to go to school at some point...Oh yeah you probably had a Texas education--not a real good...

http://money.cnn.com/video/new...

Spider
Spider

Buy definition of the word prejudicial it would be making a judgement prior to coming to a conclusion based on facts, and knowledge. You have never met me, shaken my hand, nor looked me in the eye once. Yet you can peer into my soul, and know my motivations... Yeah... OK. What ever. I maintain my position you are prejudicial.

I voted for Obama because I was angry with the last administration, I was suckered into believing his campaign promises like. With in 10 years the US would import ZERO oil. Seniors making less than $50K/year would be tax exempt. Lobbyist would be removed from government access, and closed door sessions to politicians. I also was aware it would be a first black president, and yes I was hoping for some race relations, bang for the buck there as well. Additionally, I was hoping he would repair the damage of Pelosi, Reid, and GWB. As it turns out, I feel Obama is the single biggest mistake of my voting history.

 
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