A simple question for Black American voters.

Discussion in 'Political Opinions & Beliefs' started by conservaliberal, Jul 8, 2024.

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Do you consider Kamala Harris to be authentically Black?

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  1. Yes, I consider Kamala Harris to be authentically Black.

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  2. No, I do not consider Kamala Harris to be authentically Black.

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  1. Jolly Penguin

    Jolly Penguin Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and who runs has a big influence on how many show up to vote. So it does matter who that D is.
     
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    We’ve never had that in our country’s 240+ year history and we’re thoroughly incapable of doing anything like this.
     
  3. MelshieMaze

    MelshieMaze Well-Known Member

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    Actually I have a follow up question for the OP: would you be making this same thread and asking the same question to Asian forum member about this or any other high ranking official right now? Hispanic members? Or Native American members?

    Assuming there’s any members of those backgrounds on here, of course, since there’s no black ones here apparently.
     
  4. conservaliberal

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    And the answer is "yes"! A thread asking this same kind of question would be interesting for the same reasons IF the electorate in question, and the person being considered were East Asian, Hispanic, or Native American -- IF that body of voters were as demonstrative as American Black voters in their unity as a 'block' vote for candidates on the basis of ethnicity and/or race.

    But I've never seen it....

    I've never seen it recorded that East Asians (generally, "Oriental" voters) exhibit a 'block' vote in 90-something percentages for any candidate purporting to be a member of their ethnic minority, or, race. Same is true of American Indian or Hispanic (Latino) voters. Just have not seen anything like that in those groups of voters. And, you most assuredly do not (NOT) see that voting behavior exhibited among White voters.... :dog:
     
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    Would you really? Again, you felt compelled to ask this question to black voters but there’s none on the board so it’s a moot point. But there’s no Asian, Hispanic, Native American or Islander members either so….

    Of course there’s always been an unusually high number of threads on this forum dedicated to discussing black people and what they do or don’t do for some reason anyway.
     
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  6. conservaliberal

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    A block of voters as conspicuous as American Black voters are very deservedly draws proportional attention. American Black voters are very important, and a large reason for that estimation is precisely because they tend to vote as a 'block'.
     
  7. 19Crib

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    Where have you been? Democrats are going crazy because Trump as peeled of a measily 20% of the black's democrats.
    She allowed weak cases not to be dropped and also kept defendants longer in jail than their sentences because the city needed the labor.

    The democrats absolutely must supply a black candidate. That is what the black leaders are saying. No telling what they are going to do about it if the candidate loses. Death by Identity politics, compliments of Obamba. So by extension 12% of the population will only vote for a black candidate. Racist much? I doubt they can pull that off even with maxium Defcon 4 voter fraud.

    Kamela's ancestors in India were slave owners. You won't see much press on that.
    She was also bailing or BLM rioters, furthering the destruction of cities. I wonder what the statute of limitations in on aiding and abetting arson in our cities.

    The democrat black population feels that If Joe goes, Kamela becomes Potus, and whitey does not have the cajones to stop her. "That's a nice little city you got there..."
     
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    It is a fact that the high-born Brahmin caste in India owned slaves, but I've never read that Kamala Harris' mother came from a Brahmin family that actually did own slaves....

    Black-on-Black slavery had been practiced in Sub-Saharan Africa for many thousands of years (and still is), so that aspect of this horrible social 'norm' has been very familiar to Black populations throughout the world. But it is when slavery by other-than-Black slave owners is involved that slavery is most roundly castigated, by everyone.

    That said, it could be surmised that American Black voters would not hold slavery practiced by the Brahmin caste many years ago in India against Kamala Harris. But, again, neither my 'opinion', nor that of any other person who is NOT Black matters in this thread!
     
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    Kamela's ancestors in India were slave owners. You won't see much press on that.
    She was also bailing or BLM rioters, furthering the destruction of cities. I wonder what the statute of limitations in on aiding and abetting arson in our cities.
    When when that is all you got, and you have to sloganeer: "If you ain't a democrat, you ain't black", you have pretty much said "(and) If you are a democrat you ain't white"!
     
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    Why should it matter if Kamala's ancestors, Trump's ancestors or any other candidate's ancestors owned slaves?
     
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    While, as a White person I can see the point you're making, the important thing to remember in this thread is that the issue of whose ancestors ever owned slaves may (MAY) be of a great deal of importance to American Black voters!

    Obviously, it is quite a paradox to see how inflamed American Blacks can be about the histories of WHITE slave owners compared to the ease with which they completely ignore all those centuries of slavery as practiced in Africa by other BLACKS. Sadly, slavery is still practiced in numerous areas in Sub-Saharan Africa to this very day, but I can't remember hearing American Blacks issuing any furious condemnation of it, either in history, or in the present day.

    Which takes us indirectly back to the overall issue of whether or not American Black voters see Kamala Harris as being Black herself! If her Brahmin mother's family had been slave owners, is that more, or less, 'offensive' because they view Kamala herself as "Black", or not...? Would it have much bearing if the ownership of slaves by her family were shown to be true?

    The whole purpose of this thread is to find out what American Black voters think about Harris and her claim to be "Black". It may not be as unimportant as many White American voters think....
     
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    We need to stop thinking of races of people as monoliths.
     
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    Are there really only three black members of the forum? That doesn't seem right.
     

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