Seriously, folks, stop it. Stop it right now.
Stop blaming black and brown voters for what was overwhelmingly a WHITE CHRISTIAN voting bloc.
Fact: Blacks in California make up about 6% of the population.*So you're going to sit there and tell me with a straight face (no pun intended) that the very wee and tiny 6% black population and the so-so sized Latino population of California somehow miraculously spread itself over FORTY FOUR counties and managed to magically provide all of the 52% of the voters who voted in favor of Prop 8? Really???
Fact: Latinos in California make up about 35% of the population.
Fact: Native American & Asians in California combined make up about 14% of the population.
Fact: Pasty-skinned white folks like myself make up the rest of the population of California.
Fact: The largest percentage of voters who voted in favor of Prop 8 were from predominately white inland counties.** For example:
Fact: Of the 58 counties in California, only 14 voted against Prop 8. Of those 14 counties, all but two of them were along the more liberal coastal communities. The two inland counties that voted it down were Alpine and Mono, counties that - combined - accounted for less than 6,000 actual votes.
- Orange County: 483,132 for Prop 8; 360,740 against
- San Bernardino County: 318,338 for Prop 8; 156,140 against
- Riverside County: 266,159 for Prop 8; 147,918 against
No, I don't think so.
For the love of God, people! Get your facts straight before you start pointing fingers at one another!
* Source: U.S. Census Bureau
** Source: The Los Angeles Times