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This makes sense, right?

Theodore R. Johnson, a "former White House fellow and doctoral candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University," makes the case in the Washington Post for giving African-Americans more voting power than other Americans.

"The just answer today is to invert th[e] ratio," Johnson says. "If black Americans were once counted as three-fifths of a person, let each African American voter now count as five-thirds."

That's 167 percent of someone else's (non-black) vote.

Johnson says this is necessary because legislators haven't done enough to combat structural racism.

A five-thirds compromise would imbue African Americans with a larger political voice that could be used to fight the structural discrimination expressed in housing, education, criminal justice and employment. Allowing black votes to count for 167 percent of everyone else's would mean that 30 million African American votes would count as 50 million, substituting super-votes for the implausible idea of cash payments.

This weighted vote, coupled with an increasingly active black electorate that in 2012 had a higher voter participation rate than whites for the first time in history, would offer African Americans an outsize influence on national and state elections. Politicians, finally, would have to truly compete for the black vote, or a substantial share of it, to attain or remain in office. This would provide an incentive, even for purely self-interested politicians, to prioritize African American policy concerns and act on them, or face a loss at the polls.

more. http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/23907/
 

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Uh...ok.......I'm a native born North American, of African descent (according to Louis Leakey)...
 

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Holy crap, just look at the last 2 presidential elections.
Haven't they noticed that the black vote has already taken over the electoral college by having urban areas decide all the national elections. I guess in the ultra liberal mindset a little more than equal is fair
 

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The man's an idiot. Ha clearly doesn't understand that the 3/5ths clause in the Constitution was A: clearly an ANTI slavery measure and B: used exclusively for the apportionment of representation in the House, nothing else. Slaves were not considered 3/5ths of a person but for delegating seats in the house to the states.

The Founders had three choices, when it came counting the slaves: Include them entirely, exclude them entirely, or include them partially. If they had been included at the same rate as no-slaves and children then the slave holding states would have had more representation in the House. Exclude them entirely and the slave states would not have joined the Union. Include them at 3/5ths of a non-slave and the free states would have more power and the slave states would have enough to induce them to join the Union.
 

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"The just answer today is to invert th[e] ratio," Johnson says. "If black Americans were once counted as three-fifths of a person, let each African American voter now count as five-thirds."

That's 167 percent of someone else's (non-black) vote.
167%??? Some here may think 66.7%....
 

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Dear Theodore R. Johnson -
Please put a bullet in your own head before one of your dindus does
Do it and make the world a better place for all.
Have a nice day
 

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I'm all for this, provided its applied equally.

My ancestors had zero votes when the black vote was 3/5. If you invert 0/1 you get 1/0, which is infinity.

My infinity votes are more than his 1.67 votes, except when using common core math, in which case both are equal to the square root of a banana.

PS - There was no such thing as a 3/5 black vote. But the left never lets facts get in the way of an argument.
 

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Why is this fact always glossed over or never acknowledged by these "doctoral candidates"?

Mr. Stern taught African American history at the college level for a decade before becoming historian at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum (1977-1999)-where he designed the museum's first civil rights exhibit. He is the author of Averting 'the Final Failure': John F. Kennedy and the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis Meetings (2003), and The Week the World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis (2005).

It's Time to Face the Whole Truth About the Atlantic Slave Trade
by Sheldon M. Stern

....Website readers must understand that this terrible traffic in millions of human beings had been, as affirmed by the PBS series Africans in America, a joint venture: "During this era, Africans and Europeans stood together as equals, companions in commerce and profit. Kings exchanged respectful letters across color lines and addressed each other as colleagues. Natives of the two continents were tied into a common economy."
Incomplete depictions of the Atlantic slave trade are, in fact, quite common. My 2003 study of 49 state U.S. history standards revealed that not one of these guides to classroom content even mentioned the key role of Africans in supplying the Atlantic slave trade.In Africa itself, however, the slave trade is remembered quite differently. Nigerians, for example, explicitly teach about their own role in the trade:
Where did the supply of slaves come from? First, the Portuguese themselves kidnapped some Africans. But the bulk of the supply came from the Nigerians. These Nigerian middlemen moved to the interior where they captured other Nigerians who belonged to other communities. The middlemen also purchased many of the slaves from the people in the interior . . . . Many Nigerian middlemen began to depend totally on the slave trade and neglected every other business and occupation. The result was that when the trade was abolished [by England in 1807] these Nigerians began to protest. As years went by and the trade collapsed such Nigerians lost their sources of income and became impoverished....
 
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