Saturday, June 11, 2011
Can Blacks Elect Two US Senators from Vermont?
There's something missing from this article entitled, What's missing is proof that Alabama is "about to become the nation's whitest state." over at Rippa's blog.US Census Quick Facts says that whites are 68.5 percent of Alabama, while Blacks are 26.2% and Latinos are 3.9%.
I know the article title, "Alabama Set to Be Whitest State" is intended as an exaggerated criticism of the State of Alabama, but the assertion risks misleading and misinforming people, like foreigners, children and people who don't use US Census Quick Facts.
The question of which state has more Black people is vitally important because it figures into the question of what state we should move to in order to become a majority and gain two Senators in the US Congress (instead of ZERO now), as well as gaining House seats, a governorship and many other elected officials in the one Black state in the United States of America.
For example, if six hundred thousand voting age Black people moved to Vermont, Blacks would become the voting majority in Vermont and we would politically take over a state and its political apparatus and representation in Washington, with two Black US Senators from Vermont.
Does this sound like a crazy idea? If anyone can come up with a more reliable way of having two Black US Senators instead of none, then I am all ears.
Quick Facts says there are approximately three million Black people in the state of New York. On average 75% of the state of New York is of voting age, which would mean that there are about somewhere around 2,250,000 Blacks of voting age in the State of New York.
If about one third of the voting-age Blacks in the state of New York moved across the border to the contiguous state of Vermont, then Vermont would become a majority Blacks state and send two and send two Black US Senators and a couple (?) of House member to Washington, as well as elect a Black Governor.
If anyone asks you why there are no Blacks in the US Senate, tell them the real reason: Blacks in New York have not realized how important it is that one in four of their voting age population move across the border into Vermont.
Now, readers will demand to know how Blacks could find jobs and housing in Vermont. I Black seniors with Social Security Insurance (SSI) moved, then would have to work in Vermont at all to support themselves, just as they do not work in New York at all to support themselves today. Their income comes from an entirely mobile sources and changing their state of residence would have no effect on their income.
Likewise, Blacks who receive Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and private pension could move to Vermont with no need to work and only positive effects on their cash flow. Real estate, bought or rented, is less expensive in Vermont, and so Blacks would see their incomes stretch further by moving to Vermont than by staying in New York.
Based on past patterns, it is reasonable to assume that some Vermonters, who have never seen Black people up close, would be spooked into selling their homes to escape neighborhoods that became increasingly Black. This would actually help Blacks because the increased available housing on the market for purchase would drive down housing prices and enable Blacks to purchase housing in Vermont for a fraction of what the same house would cost in New York State. By moving out, whites would make it less expensive for Blacks to move in.
So, be careful how you characterize demographic information. The only reason we won't have two Black US Senators is that Black in New York state have not studied the census numbers in New York and Vermont, and so they haven't realized the national impact they could have by moving across the border into Vermont.
White people don't seem to care that we have no representation in the US Senate. But, when we start moving to take over a state and turn its politics brown, they will take a strong new interest in our franchise behavior.
Our perfectly legal but revolutionary voting strategy would drive SOME white people completely out of their minds. That alone is a good reason for doing what the Census numbers recommend: Make Vermont the only majority Black state in the entire country and win the electoral benefits that come along with that demographic change.