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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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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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