Monday, August 18, 2008

US Politics: The White and Black Factors

White Party, Black Party: Racial Division in American Politics

Rarely Discussed in Public and Almost Never by Politicians

The McCain campaign pounced on the remark. Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and chair of Victory 2008 -- and one of the highest-ranking females in the McCain campaign -- issued a statement calling Dean's comments -- as if they had been intentional -- "insulting, inappropriate, and have no place in this election."

What Dean said was, "If you look at folks of color, even women, they're more successful in the Democratic party than they are in the white, uh, excuse me, in, uh, Republican party."

"He misspoke and corrected himself immediately," Stacie Paxton, DNC press secretary said Sunday.

In any case, Dean raised an issue that is rarely discussed in public and almost never by politicians: the marked racial division by party in American politics. Members of the country's largest minority groups -- blacks, Latinos, Asian-Americans -- are predominantly Democratic. (Petikan dari

Just like in Malaysia but it has three main races, Malays, Chinese and Indians.  Prejudices die hard but race is no excuse make war on each other.

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