Yo, White dudes were PISSED last week!
After all, they took a pretty good shellacking in the election, but man, was this really necessary? I guess it’s not surprising when this, this, and this were happening before the election, but White men are acting like they suddenly don’t control congress, pretty much every state legislature, business, the banks, and every major media outlet. Take a breath, grab yourselves some casserole, and chill out!
The reality is, though, that demographics are changing, and they’re not changing in favor of the Republican Party, the Whitest major party around. Mixed race, Latino, and Asian-American populations are the fastest growing demographics, and all of these groups vote staunchly Democrat. Plus, women, particularly single women, aren’t exactly flocking to the Right side of the aisle.
I mean, just look at how things broke down in this year’s race for the presidency:
Now, considering that those numbers likely reflect a lot of Democratic voting down ballot as well, there are two things we can assume about these numbers:
- Of the two major parties in the U.S., one is more responsive to the needs of women and people of Color; OR
- “The next time someone tells me that the Black voters are not bigoted, stick it in the trash can because Black voters are bigoted — 93 percent (of the Black vote went) for Obama, 6 percent for (Mitt) Romney — you’re bigots.” – St. Louis radio personality Kevin Slaten
I cannot tell you how many White folks I have heard in the last week freaking out to much the same tune as our buddy Kevin. “Latino voters are racist.” “Black voters are racist.” “Women don’t vote for real issues like the economy or foreign policy. They only vote with their vaginas.”
Well, I hate to say it, but if that’s how we’re going to interpret these results, then White men, you might want to flip over that coin and look at the other side:
What the Electoral Map would have looked like if only White Men could vote: