Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Voter apathy is not the sole province of black voters, but its effects are far more damaging. A 2009 Pew Survey showed that black turnout in 2004 was 60% and rose to 65% in 2008, just one-percentage point behind the 66% of whites that turned out to vote that year. Think about that. The very first time a Black candidate was a nominee from one of the two-major political parties, more than one-third of eligible Black voters still stayed home.Read the rest here.