Friday, May 25, 2012

Racializing the Election

Hammer's done a good job of keeping us primed for the coming (now) racialization of the election.  The Washington Post contributes a bit of "journalism" to the issue this morning, with yet another in-depth analysis of race and voting pattens, this time, the propensity of white people without college degrees to vote against the Democratic candidate.  And while this particular report does a reasonable job of being fair (reminds us that previous white Democratic candidates did as poorly with this group as the President is), it somehow manages to conveniently overlook the fact that black people without college degrees vote against the Republican candidate--consistently--in numbers that far outweigh white patterns.  But, that isn't important to the narrative.

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