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A subject of special interest to me these days is the rapid pace at which Americans generally have embraced liberal points of view on certain social issues, such as gay marriage, immigration and the legalization of marijuana.
While researching this matter the other day, I ran across a Gallup report from 16 months ago SHOWING that marriages between blacks and whites did not gain majority approval among Americans until 1997:
Americans are approaching unanimity in their views of marriages between blacks and whites, with 86% now approving of such unions. Americans’ views on interracial marriage have undergone a major transformation …
When retired Gen. Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for president four years ago, several of our regular commenters here opined that race was the only factor.
One of them put it this way: “His endorsement is about race and nothing more.”
This same guy would have taken great offense if I had said that his or any other white person’s support of John McCain was “about race and nothing more.”
Bigots are funny that way. They’ll offer sweeping generalizations about black folks, but the slightest blowback will get them howling about “the race card.”
Here are 16-plus minutes of the most disgustingly hateful and ignorant political rhetoric you’ve ever heard.
Pass it along to friends who might not realize how bad it is out there. And remind them that their votes are needed to offset those of such scary people.
Ron Fournier BLOWS THE WHISTLE on Mitt Romney’s cynical use of a political dog whistle in a blatantly dishonest campaign ad that says President Obama has rescinded work requirements for welfare recipients:
Working-class whites…are already more prosperous and secure than working-class minorities, but they’re less optimistic because they don’t believe they’re climbing anymore. They’re simply trying to hold on to what they’ve got, and see others grabbing at it.
In a FASCINATING EXPERIMENT, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a doctoral candidate in economics at Harvard University, has compared Google search results with presidential election returns to track racism in America:
Can we really quantify racial prejudice in different parts of the country based solely on how often certain words are used on Google? Not perfectly, but remarkably well. Google, aggregating information from billions of searches, has an uncanny ability to reveal meaningful social patterns. “God” is Googled more often in the Bible Belt, “Lakers” inLos Angeles.