Friday, November 16, 2007


A survey finds that black Americans feel like they are worse off than they were 5 years ago. I'm sure most of that is the fault of Republicans, but I'm confused by something: how is it that we are still hearing about the plight of black Americans after 40 years of expanding government handouts?
The survey by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan organization based in Washington, shows that only one in five African Americans asked said life in the United States is better for them than it was five years ago, and only 44 percent of African Americans said they expect their prospects to brighten in the future. The Pew Center says this means that blacks are more pessimistic about progress now than at any time since 1983.

Most white Americans have a different perspective. Whites are nearly twice as likely as blacks to see blacks gaining ground over the past five years, and 56 percent of whites say life will get better for blacks in this country.
And why do they continue to vote for the same freaking people 90% of the time?

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