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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The truth about race in America

From Opinion Journal's Best of the Web Today from September 13th, 2004.

Information here is proving how effective the race card really is.

The truth about race that Katrina illuminates, then, is that, at least when it comes to matters involving race, black Americans are extreme political outliers. This is why attempts to play the race card are politically futile: They have to appeal not just to blacks, but to a substantial minority of whites. The Gallup poll results makes clear that the current racial appeals are not resonating with whites.


I suppose the race card is losing its effectiveness in this case. Especially if you looks at these numbers....

...a vast majority of blacks (72%) disagree with a solid majority of the overall population (60%) on the question of whether Bush cares, and a solid majority of blacks (60%) disagree with an overwhelming majority of the overall population (78%) on the question of whether the rescue was racist.


Time to change the playbook.

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