Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:11:57 AM
"My great-grandmother is somehow both a Morman and racist.. (Can someone explain THAT combo?)"
Have you even glanced at their scriptures? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is VERY racist.
"And [God] had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them. And thus saith the Lord God; I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities." (2 Nephi 5:21)
They think black is a curse from God for being bad.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:05:25 AM
@Crakr That's not a stat about the administration, that`s a stat about the government. There are a number of things they could be upset about that aren`t going to make them vote Republican.
Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:24:34 AM
jtrebowski: I believe the 2008 statistic was that 87% of black people voted for Obama.
A newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that 49 percent of African-Americans feel the country is headed in the right direction, versus 38 percent who say the country is on the wrong track.
So he is not likely to have the near unanimous support, from blacks, that he did in 2008.