(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—Most racial, ethnic, religious, and political groups in the United States vote for people who appear to represent their best interests. Yet, when African Americans do the same thing, many people seem surprised—including some Blacks.
Blacks realize what is at stake in this election and have ignored the naysayers who thought just because Barack Obama’s name is not on the ballot this year, Blacks would stay home. Not only are they not staying home, we’re seeing in the Southern states—where more than half of all African Americans live—that Blacks are voting in record numbers.
African Americans in South Carolina got the Clinton juggernaut rolling.
As the New York Times observed, “She has won South Carolina in a rout, 73.5 percent to 26 percent, exceeding Mr. Obama’s own 29-point victory in 2008. She did it the same way that Mr. Obama did: with overwhelming support from Black voters, who favored Mrs. Clinton over Bernie Sanders by a stunning margin of 87 to 13, according to updated exit polls — a tally that would be larger than Mr. Obama’s victory among Black voters eight years earlier. Black voters represented 62 percent of the electorate, according to exit polls, even higher than in 2008.”