South Africa : Racialized politics, and America's South African future

JuneBugg

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Race will NEVER become "less of a factor" to white voters and policy makers. It is not by accident that wherever you go in the world, whites are on top and the sons and daughters of Africa are on the bottom.
Yep, its hard to argue with that but history will repeat itself as income inequality continues to widen, it was white and black people who held FDR with reverence when he implemented policies to spread the wealth. The rich hated FDR when he started SSI, Glass Steagall Act and other stuff and then he proposed the 2nd Bill of Rights:
The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment;
 

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Yep, its hard to argue with that but history will repeat itself as income inequality continues to widen, it was white and black people who held FDR with reverence when he implemented policies to spread the wealth. The rich hated FDR when he started SSI, Glass Steagall Act and other stuff and then he proposed the 2nd Bill of Rights:

The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the Nation;

The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;

The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;

The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;

The right of every family to a decent home;

The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;

The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment;
And what happened to it?

Didn't pass a health care act, but he did pass the Social Security Act. HOWEVER.... FDR was adamant that domestic workers (your female ancestors) and farm workers/sharecroppers (your female AND male ancestors) were NOT to be included in Social Security. Their "inequality" continues to this day.... and the country hasn't fallen apart because of it.

Just like it didn't fall apart because of the inequality of slavery.

Race trumps everything in the eyes of white people.
 

JuneBugg

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And what happened to it?

Didn't pass a health care act, but he did pass the Social Security Act. HOWEVER.... FDR was adamant that domestic workers (your female ancestors) and farm workers/sharecroppers (your female AND male ancestors) were NOT to be included in Social Security. Their "inequality" continues to this day.... and the country hasn't fallen apart because of it.

Just like it didn't fall apart because of the inequality of slavery.

Race trumps everything in the eyes of white people.

Good points! However its 2014 when income inequality causes another economic meltdown perhaps again in 2016 perhaps it will create an environment for anti-income inequalities policies to become law. But meanwhile black people need to build our own as best and fast as we can.
 

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Great conversation, thanks to the both of you for contributing to the Thread ...




 

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Whites are a steadily diminishing fraction of the population. In fact, the demographic trends show that they will no longer be the majority of the population, starting sometime about 2050

Racialized politics, and America's South African future



Whites are a steadily diminishing fraction of the population. In fact, the demographic trends show that they will no longer be the majority of the population, starting sometime about 2050. Jamelle Bouie has a fine essayexploring what this might mean for American politics:

Working at Northwestern University, psychologists Maureen Craig and Jennifer Richeson apply that question to demographic change, and, in particular, to white Americans vis-a-vis the prospect of a United States where the majority of Americans are drawn from today's minorities. Does a threat to one's status as the demographic "in-group" increase political conservatism? The answer, in short, is yes… [Slate]

Most of the essay is exploring what happens to whites as they fear losing their demographic preeminence — Bouie concludes it would look a lot like the "racial polarization of the 2012 election" — but at the end he speculates what could happen if people just start voting their race:


http://news.yahoo.com/racialized-politics-americas-south-african-future-070300427.html
And why do you think whites in this country brought 10 million new guns, after Obama's election, AK 47s/Ar 15s?
 
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