Top Ten Videos to watch

Hillary Clinton Meets With DC Mayor And DC Representative At Coffee Shop
crime scene
Studio Portrait of Two Young Women Back to Back, One With a Tattoo
Mamie Till and Emmett Till
GOP Redistricting Plot To Unseat Rep. Corrine Brown Exposed
Protests Break Out In Charlotte After Police Shooting
'Keep the Vote Alive!' March Commemorates Civil Rights Act
White man shooting
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
HS Football
Gun Violence Continues To Plague Chicago, Over 1,000 Shootings For Year To Date
Police Line
2016 Republican National Convention
44th NAACP Image Awards - Show
MD Primary
Premiere Of OWN's 'Queen Sugar' - Arrivals
Democratic National Convention
Los Angeles Rams v San Francisco 49ers
Protesters Demonstrate Against Donald Trump's Visit To Flint Michigan
President Obama Speaks On The Economy In Brady Press Briefing Room
Lil Wayne
Construction Continues On The National Museum of African American History To Open In 2016
Preacher Preaching the Gospel
Hillary Clinton Campaigns In Louisville, Kentucky
Miami Dolphins v Seattle Seahawks
Leave a comment

History Again

Now that the dust has settled, the euphoria or shock cooled, one thing stands out about the re-election of President Barack Obama.  History was made once again.  Yes, it was the first time a Black man was re-elected to a second term in office, it was the first time that a sitting president was re-elected when economic growth was sluggish and unemployment numbers high, but it was also the first time when a coalition of minorities cast the deciding vote.

According to one analysis in Time Magazine, ‘The Nov. 6 election signaled a demographic tipping point: A record number of Latino and Asian voters, the country’s fastest-growing voting bloc, formed a coalition with Black and white Democratic voters to re-elect the country’s first African-American President.  A new American majority – a multiethnic majority – has not only arrived but is infact reordering the political landscape.’

The power of this new minority majority or multiethnic majority played out in several key states.  In Ohio  where African Americans make up 12% of the Ohio population they gave President Obama the leading edge by turning out in greater numbers than in 2008 growing from 11% to 15% of voters.  In Virginia, a state that not too long ago exemplified the Jim Crow South, exit polls showed that Obama won 93% of black voters, 65% of Latino voters and 66% of Asian voters.  While Obama’s support among white Virginians was only 38%.

Mr. Obama’s victories in Colorado, Nevada and Virginia came in part because Hispanics turned out in droves and voted Democratic. In Colorado, 14 percent of the voters were Hispanic, and Mr. Obama won three-fourths of them. In Florida, Hispanic voters were almost one-fifth of the electorate, and Mr. Obama won about three-fifths of them.

The rise of the minority majority has been happening for some time, but the power of its impact has been particularly felt in the last two elections. “We are a much more diverse country than we were just a generation or two ago”, said Paul Taylor, who oversees the Pew Social and Demographic Trends project and the Pew Hispanic Center.

The Minority Majority is the new America and they are the New Deciders.

Also On News One:
comments – Add Yours