posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 01:50 AM
Originally posted by CaptainNemoThe U.S government has a thing called checks & balances so let's factor in the 535 members of
congress and the 3600 federal judges. There are about 31 african american members of congress but I can't find a statistic for the judges, so that
given I'd estimate the ratio of blacks to non-blacks in a position of power in the federal government to be very lopsided in heavy favor of
Again Captain; you scare me a great deal with your obvious lack of knowledge coupled with the desire to share incorrect concepts with the public as if
they are fact. If you are of voting age I will double down on that fear.
The system of checks and balances to which you refer in terms of the U.S. government is with regard to the balance of power between the three branches
of government not the many races of the countries residents.
There is a failed experiment called affirmative action which allotted preference to minorities in hiring for government employment in the hopes it
would break the cycle of poverty - we all see how well that worked. Perhaps that is what you are confusing with checks and balances? I don't
Where do you come up with this stuff...?
All of what you just said would be applicable to me if I said anything about minority voting. I said nothing about minority voting. Somebody implied
that since Obama was president, blacks had the most governmental influence.You completely took that out of context, I even quoted the guy. Maybe when
I say governmental influence you're getting confused. You explained how checks and balances worked, good for you I applied the exact same concept to
MY estimate. When did I ever pass that off as a fact?
I ask this question in a serious way - Is English not your native language?
I think it was quite clear that you were implying that not only were blacks not in power but that they were indeed under represented as a race in the
government proportional to the demographics of the population at large. I honestly don't know where or how you inserted "checks and balances" or
the concept of it into your point so I had to make some inferences based on your sentence construction.
I was the one who mentioned voting - as in clearly you don't know enough about the structure of government and its role to vote responsibly.
Further, your insistence that "black power" is a slogan that implies or entreats people to unity was not true when it was originated nor is it true
today. See earlier posts for links....