What Do Republicans Have Against Black and Brown Voters?

September 18, 2007 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

The top four Republican presidential candidates have refused to participate on a debate at a historically Black college in Baltimore. Each is claiming scheduling conflicts just as they did when the refused invitations to participate in a debate sponsored by the Spanish language television Univision. This follows on the heels of Republican candidates refusing to appear before the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials and the NAACP.

“There is a pattern here,” Tavis Smiley told the Huffington Post. “When you tell every black and brown request that you get throughout the primary process that ‘no, there’s a scheduling problem.’ That’s a pattern… Are we really supposed to believe that all four of these guys couldn’t make it because of scheduling?”

The GOP seems not to have grasped that 30% of Americans are people of color and that by the year 2050 fully half of the population is expected to by racial and ethnic minorities. To me it seems political suicide to continue to disregard huge sections of the population in order to appease white conservative evangelicals.


Entry filed under: 2008 Election, Campaigns, Conservatives, Politics, Race, Republicans.

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