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All of you saying that a black person voting for a black person is racism need to understand something very fundamental about political alignment.
Being black in this country, or for that matter, this world has significant social implications. To be black in this country (or this world) means that you share the struggles of all Africans. You have shared in the struggle to overcome racism, to have to prove your worth more than others, and, nine times out of ten, you've shared in the struggles of poverty. Being black is part of a culture-- like it or not. Mostly this culture has been imposed on blacks by whites because of racism and the Western worlds point of view on Africa, believing that Africa's religions and cultures are inherently backwards and need to be "fixed" by the West. So, voting for someone who shares all of these struggles with you is not a choice that African Americans take lightly. African Americans believe that by choosing someone who is like them they are advancing there cause. When a Christian votes for a Christian no one questions that choice because we view that choice as a moral and political alignment with the candidate who best represents them. I can't get into all the nuances of Pan-Africanism, Black Studies and African Studies here but I'm sure you are all smart enough to think about this issue as being much deeper than the skin.

(Suggest removal) 10/25/08 at 4:29 p.m.

All of you saying that a black person voting for a black person is racism need to understand something very fundamental about political alignment.
Being black in this country, or for that matter, this world has significant social implications. To be black in this country (or this world) means that you share the struggles of all Africans. You have shared in the struggle to overcome racism, to have to prove your worth more that others, and, nine times out of ten, you've shared in the struggles of poverty. Being black is part of a culture-- like it or not. Mostly this culture has been imposed on blacks by whites because of racism and the Western worlds point of view on Africa, believing that Africa's religions and cultures are inherently backwards and need to be "fixed" by the West. So, voting for someone who shares all of these struggles with you is not a choice that African Americans take lightly. African Americans believe that by choosing someone who is like them they are advancing there cause. When a Christian votes for a Christian no one questions that choice because we view that choice as a moral and political alignment with the candidate who best represents them. I can't get into all the nuances of Pan-Africanism, Black Studies and African Studies here but I'm sure you are all smart enough to think about this issue as being much deeper than the skin.

(Suggest removal) 10/25/08 at 4:28 p.m.

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