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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Where Hatred of the Rich Outweighs Racism

Posted by Sarah Mirk on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I linked this story about white people in the South who are anti-Romney in Good Morning News, but I wanted to just point out a key passage:

Across the Bible Belt, 38 percent of these voters said they would be less likely to vote for a candidate who is "very wealthy" than one who isn't. This is well above the 20 percent who said they would be less likely to vote for an African-American.

Some of the people who will be voting for Obama are still racist—they just dislike the rich more than the black.

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