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That my dad.
And when Barack Obama.
Was electric -- -- the Rush Limbaugh and I hope he fails.
I think that I hope -- felt good this agenda is not look good for America we have a constitution.
We have seen this country built.
And I think he is going against the thing that made this country great.
And I -- black support him because he is black and that's the only -- -- lot.
Help for more on race and in politics we're joined -- -- Ward Connerly founder of the American civil rights institute in.
A longtime advocate of doing away with racial preferences.
Thanks for small for tornadoes and I was struck by this poll that came out this week from Gallup.
Where they said that they saw of the support for the president they've broken down along racial lines -- drug normally try to ignore and I know you support that.
But in this case it was so owned.
That is said to be racism is still alive and well because -- 81% of black voters still support President Obama 36%.
Of white voters I mean I haven't seen a racial disparity.
On something that we all see we all know the facts we all want to say news we all listen to the same information.
And we come up -- diametrically.
Different views of our president based upon.
The color of our skin.
Well racial -- is alive and well Tom.
But it's not the traditional racism that some.
Would call it someone look at that himself white Sara.
Are racist by not supporting him to the same extent there are two factors involved in my opinion number one racial solidarity.
Black people are going to support President Obama.
About his views I'm reminded.
Something that someone wants out about Lyndon Johnson -- -- Johnson's sudden death.
He may be -- -- -- buddies are a whole.
And so I think that is largely responsible for the strong support of blacks which hasn't really wavered from the 91%.
Who voted for him in the first place.
So is it isn't a second it -- -- -- by the very nature isn't that.
Racism on the part of Black America to say eight.
I don't care about what he says I don't care about his policies I don't care about his ideology.
I why I like him because of the fact that he's got the same color of his skin that I have.
I believe it is there are some however that say that.
Race consciousness is different from.
Racism and that they're just simply being conscious.
Of his race I think it's distinction without a difference I would agree with you that it's racism.
The second thing however is that.
There as well as -- what I call a victim's gap in voting.
Black people and increasingly Latinos.
Like President Obama because C -- -- -- -- with them as a victim.
If you look at that that the rhetoric that he often puts down.
For example recently about slavery.
That was a code phrase if you are black that.
This guy relates to -- he understands that's the incident involving the Cambridge.
Police department racial profiling.
-- blacks and Latinos believe that the white men the police are constantly out to pick on them.
And so President Obama frequently.
Especially when he's talking the black audiences.
Invokes this racial profiling.
As a way -- making sure that they are.
That they identify with him.
I understand that a justice system in fact I remember.
The DOJ trial I'll never forget it was we all again watch the same story listen to the same facts.
Then we -- Away from that.
Black America thought OJ was not guilty white America thought he was guilty and I've never been -- and it's time I talked to a number of people.
Who said the reason why is because of the fact of Black America has had a different experience with police with prosecutors with judges and so forth so like I didn't get that.
What I don't get though.
Is the difference so we see based upon taxes foreign policy.
That we are so split based upon black.
Sources pointing out.
Yeah that goes to this victim's mentality Tom I think that black people even the most successful black people still see themselves as victims.
They don't quite relate to the rest of American society even Colin Powell.
When he was addressing now the party back into back in 1998.
Talked about affirmative action and how he would not be where he is without it says so I think there's this traditional.
And the lingering view on the part of many blacks that.
They are on the outside looking and they're they're victims.
And YouTube you can if you can capture their support.
By just using code words about.
About civil rights and you've got there about.
You know -- -- -- because I didn't.
I did find it -- that the prison yesterday did talk about the fact that hey it took a long time to free the slaves not a word that come from.
But now I get it with -- explanation but let me go do this Gallup poll again I'm looking down and and you've got -- 1%.
Of -- Black Americans to support the president.
That that the only other racial group on there that's above 50% is Hispanics but third out at 55 so we even that support from Black America vs Hispanic America.
Is still even though Hispanic support and 55% is still dramatically less than black.
It sure -- and the difference between the thirty odd percent of whites and fifty some percent of Hispanics.
I believe which has been marketed as -- politically marketed as say victims issue racial profiling.
Am and and then they're very those who use that approach are very Smart politically and doing that because they -- though.
That the way to secure the vote of blacks and Hispanics estate is -- is to maintain this.
I believe allusion.
That they are somehow victims of American life and not the white man is.
Is -- to get them take a look at that Dodd-Frank bill which Maxine Waters inserted section 342.
About the offices of minority and women exclusion -- inclusion.
This was designed politically.
To secure to cement -- -- of blacks and Latinos.
Yeah I remember we talked about that it is it really stood out that she got that in that bill this part of the law.
Last question Ward Connerly you started in California you've gone around the nation I've lost track of how many states that you have.
Brought the ballot to the people to say vote against racial preferences in in government contract in education so forth.
You've got another one I saw in Arizona.
Coming up on the November ballot how is that the only one you have this time in the how's that going.
That one is going very well we're on the ballot and Arizona.
Voters approve that as I fully expect them to.
About 26% of the nation population wise will be living under.
Colorblind policies we're also are working right now and you try to get on the ballot there.
And -- Utah legislature will consider this at their next session.
And we wish you well it's always nice to see you thanks ward -- appreciate you visit.
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