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Congressional Black Caucus Member Says Requiring Black Candidates to Win 50% of the Vote is Racist

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 23, 2014 @ 12:28 pm In The Point | 18 Comments




And it is racist. Expecting them to win a full majority is almost as racist as Voter ID or expecting them to have a platform or to campaign. And if you disagree, you’re racist too.


U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC6) has the unfortunate affliction of speech. In a recent article in The State newspaper, the 73 year old, seven-term congressman claims there are “barriers” in South Carolina that prevent black candidates from winning statewide office;

One of them, he said, is the state law that requires a candidate to win 50 percent plus one of the votes cast in a primary election. Often, that requirement forces black candidates into runoff elections that are harder to win, he said.

“That 50-percent-plus-one rule was put in in order to negate or minimize opportunity for African-Americans to win the primary,” he said. “It’s a very slick way to dilute the impact of the black vote.”

Clyburn said he wants S.C. law changed so a candidate only needs to get 40 percent of the vote when there are three or more candidates in a primary to win the nomination.

So a 50 percent requirement was invented to keep Black Democrats down. Who knew? Math was racist all along.

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Abraham Lincoln:

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
--January 27, 1838 Lyceum Address

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. And not to Democrats alone do I make this appeal, but to all who love these
great and true principles.
--August 27, 1856 Speech at Kalamazoo, Michigan

Let us then turn this government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
--July 10, 1858 Speech at Chicago

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Who knew? Math was racist all along.
I think that's why Calypso Louie Farrakhan had to invent with "million man math."
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