Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Justice concludes black voters need Democratic Party

Excerpt: "KINSTON, N.C. Voters in this small city decided overwhelmingly last year to do away with the party affiliation of candidates in local elections, but the Obama administration recently overruled the electorate and decided that equal rights for black voters cannot be achieved without the Democratic Party.
The Justice Department's ruling, which affects races for City Council and mayor, went so far as to say partisan elections are needed so that black voters can elect their "candidates of choice" - identified by the department as those who are Democrats and almost exclusively black"

Does anyone else see this as odd? I mean, does this confirm that only African Americans vote Democrat or that only African Americans can hold offices as a Democrat? Isn't this the total opposite message that MLK wanted to avoid? And doesn't this smack a little bit like racism?