Contrary to what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned in America in his famous “I have a dream” speech, the color of a man’s skin did matter to voters in the last election. At least, it mattered to African Americans. The 2012 election results tell us that just 39% of white Americans voted for the President, while 93% of African Americans voted for him (and a large majority of Hispanic voters as well). This is a sad reality that indeed, at least for African Americans and other minorities it seems, the color of the man’s skin did matter. My question to my readers is whether or not this is considered racism?
I realize this is not a very popular view, and that I may be called out for what I’m saying, but I am here to tell you that it is racism, and a clear repudiation of the principle that was part of Dr. King’s dream for America. It is my further belief that in electing a man who was not qualified to be President that great harm was done to America. In fact, I believe the current President has greatly harmed America by his ineffective and impotent Foreign Policy, by his incessant pumping of money into the economy (Quantitative Easing) to sustain it and bring about an overabundance of the money supply but at the same time not bringing about real recovery in terms of jobs added to the labor force.
Today is voting day again. I wonder if we have learned our lesson? Will there be a voter backlash against the democrats today?