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Oct 7, 2004 1:32 pm


Only White People have Souls



As Atrios points out, the data from Pew that is used to track support for candidates on the basis of religious affiliation is unusually exclusive. It counts"white Protestants" and"white Catholics". It is not clear that anyone who does not qualify in these two categories is lumped into"secular". I usually don't complain about being represented in every depiction of America, but I say to Pew in a loud voice count my Judeo-Mexican arse!



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Adam Kotsko - 10/9/2004

I was just talking about a meme that was going around for a while, where conservatives constantly demonstrated that the Democrats would be nowhere without the black vote and thus were in trouble, as if only white votes were "real" votes.

Sarcasm doesn't always come through on this computer thingy.


Alastair Mackay - 10/8/2004

>you can tell that the Democratic Party is a farce because they rely so much on minority votes...

Wouldn't Atrios' story indicate mistaken data collection by the independent Pew Foundation? Their collators might be malignly anti-Democratic, but honest mistakes do happen.


Adam Kotsko - 10/7/2004

Well, as we know, white votes are the only "real" votes -- you can tell that the Democratic Party is a farce because they rely so much on minority, especially African-American, votes to remain in power.