Falling into the Race Chasm

| April 3, 2008 - 10:45 am

Tags: 2008 Election, Barack Obama, David Sirota, Hillary Clinton, race

If you've watched any network coverage of this primary season, you're already well sick of the endless pooring over demographics for trends. Youths, Blacks and Starbucks whites for Obama vs Seniors, Latino/a's and dunkin donut whites for Clinton. Personally, I find it crass, but on the other hand I really like a well thought out graph.

David Sirota has made an interesting argument about why Obama wins in states where blacks make up less than 5% or more than 15% of the population.

He backs up his argument with this lovely piece of math class: [asset|aid=751|format=image|formatter=asset|title=Race Chasm Graph|width=430|height=349|align=center|resizable=true]