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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:03 AM

Black America Steels Itself for Obama's Departure and a Future Under Trump

It’s going to be painful for African Americans to watch Obama leave the White House only to be replaced by that man. And that’s just for starters.

BARRETT HOLMES PITNER

12.31.16 12:01 AM ET

During President-elect Donald Trump’s recent “Thank You” tour he repeatedly took time to thank the countless African-American voters who decided not to vote. He categorized the disenfranchisement of black voters as “great” and he wanted to thank black voters for staying at home.

“We did great with the African-American community,” said Trump at a rally in Hershey, Pennsylvania. “They didn’t come out to vote for Hillary. They didn’t come out. And that was a big—so thank you to the African-American community.” The predominantly white audience at the rally applauded loudly in response.

As 2016 comes to a close and the new year dawns, and as America’s first black president prepares to leave the White House, African Americans, and the rest of America, must confront the fact that our incoming president celebrates when Americans, specifically black Americans, do not vote. With each passing day, it becomes clearer what “Making American Great Again” means to Trump.

Trump’s victory comes with the help of a concerted, systematic agenda by Republican-controlled states to implement voting restrictions that disproportionately harmed black voters. Throughout the South, in areas with high populations of African Americans, black voter turnout decreased from 2012. Nationally, in areas were African Americans make up over 30 percent of the population, voter turnout dropped by nearly 5 percent.

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heaven05 Dec 2016 #1

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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:53 PM

1. why is it, that every AA

 

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I know and at my polling place, many, many AA were in lines voting. All this bullshit and polls and such about AA not voting is disinformation, to be kind about how we democrats misread the levels of hate and racism that resides in the heart of this democracy with the seeping putrid leakage that makes a 'Love Canal' appear to be a trivial trickle. A poisonous leakage now on full display for the world to see. The racist pigs of ameriKKKa, who outnumber AA so far, population wise, got off their lazy asses and got out this time because of the trillion dollars of FREE air time by our MSM given the racist pig who is incoming POTUS..... All this BS and such is further attempts to besmirch AA's and their desire to not have a racist pig as POTUS. WE VOTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And anyone's little graphs and polls mean more disinformation to me. No one is doing a disenfranchisement poll, nationwide. How many AA's were turned away because of 50's type voting regulations geared toward them by local republiKKKans?? No one is really pursuing that angle. I started to but I ended up saying, to hell with it. Their ability to vote was squashed by racist pigs and now we have a pig racist as POTUS. Doesn't matter. If he didn't have to show his taxes and wasn't made to do so, if his very own words didn't kill his campaign, then any 'discovery' be me or anyone else would be ignored and wouldn't change anything anyway, with a republiKKKan House and Senate. But I mean this, you have a safe New Year....

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