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    where we're not voting based on race. The only way to get there is just to do it. I think you may want to give black and latino voters credit for turning out for white candidates all across the country, too.  I favored Obama from the start because I knew him in Illinois and liked his politics.  But I'll admit it - the fact that he's black seemed like an additional bonus to me, just to break that barrier and just to push things a little farther along. As a society, there's going to be a certain amount of race- and ethnicity-based voting probably until we all mix it up enough that most Americans are light brown and we don't even notice anymore. The way forward is to support the party and movements within the party that are truly diverse, and to personally and truthfully commit to never voting against someone because of race (or gender).

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 04:20:57 PM PDT

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