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Response to Kentonio (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 27, 2016, 01:20 PM

6. you'd need to consider the primacy of the federal government

...in obtaining and securing basic rights for black individuals.

All of the 'war on establishment' stuff is an anathema to the precious gains blacks have made in the political system over a few recent decades. It's amazing how disconnected non-blacks seem to be from the tenuous hold blacks have on political power and influence which whites have assumed is their right and providence since the inception of our democracy.

To suggest that black voters approach the political process the same as the white majority, is dismissive of this recent history. In fact, the majority of black legislators in the House didn't appear until well into the '80s after a fight over the Voting Rights Act extension which included redistricting which finally recognized and legitimized majority black districts around the nation.

How secure would you feel, in those shoes, in your trust in the political process?

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