October 28, 2012
Colin Powell’s former chief of staff
Colin Powell's former chief of staff: "My party is full of racists'.
I totally agree. If you watched the GOP convention it was all whites except for a few non-white female speakers, which the GOP was trying to highlight. GOP has been trying to recruit non-white female candidates with the promise their trajectory in the Republican, vs. the Democratic party, will be quicker. There could be some truth to that...
Supporting this a poll that indicates racism since 2008 has increased.
ANTI-BLACK PREJUDICE INCREASED SINCE 2008, POLL FINDS | A new Associated Press poll finds that racial prejudice increased since the election of President Obama in 2008, with 51 percent of Americans expressing “explicit anti-black attitudes, compared with 48 percent in a similar 2008 survey.” 56 percent displayed implicit anti-black sentiments, “up from 49 percent during the last presidential election. In both tests, the share of Americans expressing pro-black attitudes fell.” The survey found that Obama could suffer a net loss of 2 percentage points in the popular vote “due to anti-black attitudes.”
Romney's constituency: white, male, non-college educated, religious, married, willing to work hard, old, conservatives, followers.
Obama's constituency: female, non-white, college-educated, single, more to life than working, young, progressive, thinkers, individuals.
The country seems to be divided more now than in the '70's, but not as divided as the civil war!