WHEN A WHITE VOTER GOES TO THE POLLS, HE OR SHE MUST DECIDE... “I AM GOING TO VOTE FOR A BLACK CANDIDATE.” White voters do not make up their minds at the last minute to vote for a Black person as Mayor or Governor or President or any other political position of note...it is a conscious thing. Obviously that Black candidate(s) is qualified OR that Black candidate(s) would not be the standard bearer for his or her Party.
And by qualifications, I mean that Black Candidate is usually TWICE as good as his or her White Opponent and has more than the requisite experience to serve and serve well and to represent a total constituency even better.
One of the things about living on this earthly plane as long as I have is, I do not trust White Voters to vote for a Black Candidate NO MATTER how qualified they are.
There is reason why Blacks have never won a statewide race in the State of Florida...and correspondingly why Whites have not voted for and elected a Black as a statewide Constitutional Officer. It is called the subtleties of White Voter Racism.
I do not need to hear White political pundits tomorrow, “waxing and waning” about the election tonight.
I do not need to hear White political pundits opinions about the trump factor.
I do not need to hear White political pundits talk about the personal arena of politics.
I do not need to hear White political pundits give their discombobulated political Bullsh*t about “What happened.” I have heard all of that before.
I would like to hear White political pundits admit..."It was White American Racism which kept White Voters from voting for Andrew Gillum for Governor of the State of Florida." In fact, whether White America will admit it or not, their White Racism and their White Privilege are blinding factors, no matter where, and especially, as we have seen, in the political arena.
Yet White candidates sashay their happy political Asses into the Black community at election time wanting Black folks to vote for THEM "because they feel THEY are the best person for the job". It is never a two-way street.
White Voters in Florida Simply Refused To Vote For an Eminently Qualified Black Candidate running for Governor. They preferred voting for an unqualified Racist for governor just like they preferred voting for an unqualified Racist for president. It is called the American Institution of Racism. And I really do not give a Tinker’s Damn if you agree with me or not.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.