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About those “good white people”.

From the article.

A Huffington Post-YouGov poll of 1,000 adults released this week found that 62 percent of African-Americans believed Officer Wilson was at fault in the shooting of Mr. Brown, while only 22 percent of whites took that position.

In 1992, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 92 percent of blacks — and 64 percent of whites  — disagreed with the acquittal of the Los Angeles police officers involved in the videotaped beating of a black man, Rodney King.

“What’s striking is just how constant these attitudes have been,” said Carroll Doherty, the director of political research for the nonpartisan Pew Research Center in Washington.

That whites and blacks disagree so deeply on the justice system, even as some other racial gulfs show signs of closing, is perhaps not as odd as it seems. Decades of changing laws and court decisions mean that the two races now work together, play sports together, attend school together. But they frequently go home to separate worlds where attitudes and experiences toward the police and courts not only are not shared, but are not even understood across the racial divide.

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Sanders Talks Income Inequality at Black Churches in South Carolina
By ABC News

Bernie Sanders took his message of income inequality to black Baptist churches in North Charleston, South Carolina, today, in an attempt appeal directly to minority voters in the state.

Sanders, the only Jewish candidate in the 2016 presidential race, bowed his head and prayed, and occasionally tapped his foot and clapped to the gospel music, before addressing the congregations.

“My name is Bernie Sanders. I am a United States senator from the state of Vermont,” he began at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. “I am running for president of the United States, because I believe that in our great country we can do a lot better for working people and poor people than we are currently doing.

"I want to see the United States as a country that does not have more people in jail but has the best educated population on earth,” he said.

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anonymous asked:

Based on the info you know, do you think Donald Trump has a good chance of being president? My family and I are Hispanic immigrants and we are all scared for our future

Even if he did get the republican nomination he couldn’t win the presidency.

A Washington Post/ABC News poll three weeks ago found that 61 percent of Americans would never consider voting for Donald Trump.

Hispanic voters hate Donald Trump as can be seen by this new study.

Latino/Hispanics will make up an estimated 10.4 percent in 2016 of the vote which is a major amount that he won’t get,

Trump has the worst favorability rating within his own party of any Republican candidate except for Obama-hugger Chris Christie, according to new polling of key swing states by Quinnipiac University.

I wouldn’t worry, but always have the mindset that he could and campaign as hard as you can against him.

Washington Post/ABC News poll: 63% have "no confidence" in Obama's ability to make decisions

The polling for President Obama remains dismal, as the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll reveals.  Take a look at some of these numbers:

Only 37% of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of Obamacare.  Nobody likes this law, and nobody likes the implementation.  Yet somehow, the Republican establishment can’t find will to launch a full-throated opposition of the law.  

The most astounding stat comes towards the end of the poll:

That is a resounding rebuke of a US President.  The American people have virtually no confidence in Obama’s decision making, and why should they?