I chose to do my assignment on the Nate Silver speech about how racism affect how you vote. Nate talked about the election where for the first time in the United States, a large white group of voters voted for an African-American candidate for President. Barack Obama did quite well. He won 375 electoral votes and about 70 million popular votes. This was more than any other presidential candidate ( of any race, of any party ) in history.
One instance that Butler believes should have been a major turning point was Barack Obama being elected President. Yes, President Obama made great strides toward equality but it was nothing impactful like the things he campaigned for. “Obama’s presidency brought about nothing approaching the racial reconciliation he had campaigned on” (Butler 28). I believe the society, more so African Americans believed that President Obama could undo the racial inequality that has been around for hundreds of years. It would take far longer than 8 years to totally transform what Butler refers to as the
Analytical essay Obama!!! 2008 was the year, where the first black president, was elected in the United States of America. The essay Obama!!! tells us about, how foreigners often have a lagging understanding of the American political system, and the American people. Another big topic is, how Americans have screwed priorities.
However, it does need a major overhaul. As the population of the US changes, the Electoral College should be reviewed to ensure proper representation in each state. It has been proven in a few of the elections that the majority votes were not properly represented with the electoral votes. During President Obama election, he did not win the majority of popular votes in some of the states; however, he won all of the Electoral College for those states. This election is one of about four Presidential elections that have won with Electoral College but not with the majority of popular votes.
Maansi Dasari Mr. Morris AP English 3 12 January 2017 The Electoral College: The last remnant of slavery Amidst the chaos of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, emerges a cacophony of voices screaming for Electoral College reform. Many are angered by the results, others are confused: how can one candidate receive nearly three million more votes than the other and still lose the election? The Electoral College has been the United States’ method for electing a president since the Constitution was ratified, and this is far from the first time that it has been criticized. Proponents of the system accuse current skepticisms of being partisan, and the skeptics of being “sore losers”. However, defenders of the Electoral College, such as Guelzo and
Robinson represented a symbolic figure for black America in the matter and his voice and influence helped prosper the sentiment of independent black voters who are beholden only to themselves and other blacks. His action provided an important ideological benchmark that was echoed by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1958, stating that he was not inextricably bound to either party. Robinson acted as a catalyst for the change in political affiliation and proved instrumental in re-establishing black votership through peace. Robinson further quipped about his independence, stating, “It would make everything I worked for meaningless if baseball is integrated but political parties were segregated”, demonstrating a palpable awareness that his role as a baseball player was hollow if he could not
This years presidential debate was the last hope for either candidates to win over the heart’s of voters. This years race to be president has been filled with many different characters. Twenty three candidates in total to be exact. The final candidates being for the republican party Donald Trump, and for the democratic party Hillary Clinton. They both went back and forth at each other making sly remarks, and stating the facts to upgrade their candidacy stock.
Utkarsh Sharma Ms. Harris English 3.1 21 September 2015 Rhetorical Analysis The Democratic Party candidate election of 2008 was a historically significant event for the people of the United States of America. For the first time in the country’s history, an African-American, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, and a woman, New York Senator Hilary Clinton would compete against one another to earn the Democratic presidential ticket. In order to show her support for Barack Obama, Toni Morrison, the only African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, in her letter, demonstrates her approval for the Democratic candidate for president. She employs the nation’s values and her own reasoning to endorse the senator. While Toni Morrison does
Donald Trump is a conservative billionaire running for president in the United States. According to CNN, most of the people who voted for Donald trump are the first time voters throughout 31 cities in the country. There were more than 150 people who showed up in droves to see Donald Trump, men and women overwhelmingly white because they are frustrated with the countries first black president, “Barack Obama”, fearful that they are being displaced by minority and immigrants and nostalgic for the way America used to be. Throughout the essay, I will mention why Donald trump shouldn’t become the president because of how he is stereotyping religions. In the incendiary statement, that comes within the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., Trump says, “Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension.
Disregarding his political viewpoints, the fact of the matter is the color of someone’s skin isn’t going to change how good or bad of a President they are. Granted some may say he favored blacks over other races, but who is to say that previous Presidents didn’t lean towards their race as well? The United States is blessed to be an extremely diverse country, and more so than ever during this election there was a push for Mr. Obama to win, in theory to help the black communities and to bring unity to multiple races. This idea proved true at first, but now nearly 68% of blacks are discontent with the way race relations are turning out, the highest it’s been since the 1992 rioting in California
During the following national election, 2000, Bush won the swing states by 72,949 votes. In the following presidential election, in 2004, Bush won again; his victory is similar to that of Clinton in 1996. Bush won 30 of 50 states signaling that he had no real need for the swing states; this type of situation again falls under the exception. During the 2008 elections, Obama won the elections and took the swing states as well. By the same token, President Obama won the following election, 2012, and collected all the swing states.
Today, Andrew Jackson is known far and wide in the United States as having been a large advocate of democracy. He proclaimed himself a Democrat, and while running for president, he campaigned that he would change the system to help directly represent the people instead of through representatives. Being a Democrat running against a Republican, most people would think that Andrew Jackson would be the most anti-republican person ever. However, that was not entirely the case. Jackson was neither anti-republican nor the most Republican person one can imagine.
2008 election was the first in which black voter turnout exceeded that of whites. The size of the gap in black and white voter participation has fluctuated since the mid-1960s, with black participation ranging from 79% to 87% of white participation between 1964 and 1996. In 2000, the black participation rate was 92% that of the white rate. The gap narrowed dramatically to 99% in 2008, the year Barack Obama ran for president as the first black major-party nominee(pew). In the 2012 election, black turnout exceeded white turnout by 67% to 64%.United State finally have the first ever black president in 2008.