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04 November 2008 @ 07:41 pm
Race in the election race  
Ah, man.

NPR dude just choked me up.

Interviewer, "Wait, that bears repeating."

"19% of African American voters were first-time voters."

The second time he said it, his voice cracked, and tears just started spilling out of my eyes.

I wonder, is it - First, suffrage. Later, a sense of responsibility and ownership. - ?

It seems to me, based on the above statistic, that women got there first, even though racial suffrage preceded sexual suffrage by 50 years.
 
 
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Laurendj_stitch on November 5th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
I was *just* managing to fight back tears before I read this.

*fierce hug*