Jack&Jill Politics: Are White Democrats Willing to Vote For Obama?

Jack&Jill Politics (9/23/08)

Are White Democrats Willing to Vote For Obama?

There are times when white people need to talk to other white people about the impact of racism.  In the case of Obama vs. McCain, Ben Smith over at Politico, shows Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO, who “in an unusually blunt discussion of race, talks about the old-line white union Democrats who he says may not vote for Obama because he’s black.” Actually what he does is get real with another white person, pressing her to explain why she’s so very reluctant to vote for Obama. Trumka breaks it down saying,

“We need to get the message out that a worker who votes for John McCain is like a chicken who votes for Colonel Sanders.”

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