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Hey, I didn't read any belligerence, so no problems there.

For what it's worth, my take on "diaries from the US" is that, as long as the diary tells me something new, with local flavour, I'm fine with it--for me ET is E in that Europe is its home location.  The T is global--for me.

Anyways, I had a look at the numbers for Virginia and I see Drew's point.  I like the idea of a working white working black coalition, an emancipated or enlightened realisation that their differences are fantasies.  I mean, culturally created through history--the history is true; the need to 'believe in it' in some way as as an identifier--identity politics--is just beating each other over the head while someone else drinks gin and tonics and shakes their head--so their needs are the same.  (Okay!  Very badly expressed!)

But...the numbers:

(Allen's numbers first, then Webb's.)

CNN.com - Elections 2006

VOTE BY RACE AND GENDER TOTAL Allen Webb
White Men (39%) 62% 38%
White Women (39%) 53% 47%
Non-White Men (10%) 25% 75%
Non-White Women (12%) 18% 82%



Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Sat May 31st, 2008 at 03:03:45 PM EST
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