There is a question going around in the news regarding a possible deep laying racism in white people. Basically, the media are asking themselves if white America is ready to elect a black president in 2008 and if many who are claiming support for Obama are actually unconsciously kidding themselves and will eventually cast a “white” vote when ballot time will come.
The question is fair because indeed, racism and prejudice affect the way some people vote. Take a look at the African American community to illustrate my propos: it seems like as of today, about 90% of the African American voters polled will vote for Obama. Just remember the democratic primaries and it is the percentage that the black candidate has already obtained in many states. [Read more…]