ALABAMA ENDS 2017 BY DOING AMERICA A SOLID
A great political recap of 2017- Doug Jones winning the Alabama Senate race, a race that will go down in the history books as a bizarre and WTF to the GOP. The Alabama Senate race between Doug Jones and child molester Roy Moore had the entire world on edge, no one was clear on how Alabama would vote, sidebar: knowing that Alabama is a deep red state with illogical conservative values supporting a child molester, it was a relief to see Alabama voted Doug Jones. Sidebar: our nation is in a sad state when the President supports a child molester, and it’s official Donald Trump cannot go any lower than supporting a person who harms teenage girls. The highlight of this election is black women overwhelmingly voted for Doug Jones is the reason he won the election. Data illustrates black women heavily supporting Doug Jones voting at 97%, without black women Doug Jones would not have won. After this bizarre special election, there definitely needs to be a clear no sexual predators law in place to prevent any other Roy Moore’s and Donald Trump’s to run for office.
“Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t lie, a great line by Jay-Z which is the truth. Data after date illustrated that black women voted overwhelmingly for Doug Jones.”
Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t lie, a great line by Jay-Z which is the truth. As you can see from this chart, both black men and black women heavily voted for Doug Jones, yet what does this mean for black women and the Democratic party? Sidebar: when Donna Brazile released her book in September, she states in a few interviews that the Democratic party needs to listen to black women and take us seriously. Based on these numbers and the fact that black women are dope as hell, the Democratic party needs to not only listen to black women but begin to take black women serious in politics. The tweet by DNC chair Tom Perez sums it up, black women are the backbone of the Democratic party.
“Sidebar: when Donna Brazile released her book in September, she states in a few interviews that the Democratic party needs to listen to black women and take us seriously.”
“Many people used the hashtag #BlackWomen to voice support for Jones and note that Democrats need to step up their support for minorities.” USA Today. Will Democrats step up their support for black women? In 2016 black women, specifically millennials like me supported Bernie Sanders-the candidate who understands the future, will the Democratic party back black women who have progressive views? And, how are Democrats going to connect with black women of the millennial generation and the older generation? I ask this question because there is a backlash against the establishment on both sides, with this change in our politics and black women being the saviors of the Alabama Senate race, someway, somehow Democrats are going to need to bring black women who are progressive.
“Many people used the hashtag #BlackWomen to voice support for Jones and note that Democrats need to step up their support for minorities.” USA Today
Midterm elections in 2018 will be a test to witness if the Democratic party actually begin to value black women-the backbone of the party. The midterm will be a test to see if the Democrats attitudes and positions of taken black women seriously in political change. More importantly, 2018 will be for Democrats to begin motivating more black women to take leadership positions, run for office and be on the forefront in politics.
“Sidebar: our nation is in a sad state when the President supports a child molester and it’s official Donald Trump cannot go any lower than supporting a person who harms teenage girls.”
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