Black People : Rham Emanuel, wins in Chicago??????????

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Say it aint so!!!

    the knucka that gave the axe to any and all peace activists that were involved in the Obama campaign for president team?

    the dude that kept black organizations and black leadership from the ear of the first black president?

    is now mayor of Chicago?

    This one has to go into the

    "You cant make this up" category:qqb002:


    Emanuel’s victory sheds light on how Chicago politics has—and has not—changed with regard to key issues: race, the fabled Democratic machine and the future of urban progressive politics.

    Race: Chicago remains a highly segregated city, but there’s been a decline in the raw racism that characterized much of post-World War II city politics and erupted in the 1980s in white Democrats’ rebellion against the city’s first black mayor—and first significant reform mayor in many decades, Harold Washington. The city has also undergone a demographic shift in the last decade with a large loss of black residents, an increase in Latinos, and maintenance of the white share, so that the population is now roughly evenly split among the three groups.

    But since the “council wars” of the 1980s, white voters in the city and beyond have helped elect African-Americans to top political positions in the state and other jurisdictions, such as Carol Moseley Braun and Barack Obama as U.S. Senators and last fall Toni Preckwinkle as county board president. And black voters, long accustomed to voting for white politicians, have shown they will both pursue more black representation but not under any circumstances.

    Emanuel won majorities in 40 of 50 city wards, including every black majority ward. He failed to get a majority or plurality in remaining wards, most with significant Latino constituencies, as well as working class whites. Braun, who was named the black consensus candidate late last year by a self-appointed group of political, business and community leaders, ran a disjointed campaign with little clarity of message and many gaffes. She ran fourth overall, behind two Latinos—lawyer and former Daley aide and appointee Gery Chico and City Clerk Miguel del Valle.


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