These professionals come out of the era of the growth of global corporations believing more than ever before in government intervention, teamwork and collective action. These higher educated voters generally believe more in science than religion, in the interconnectedness of the world, and in pragmatism over ideology.
Comparison of how whites in deep South states voted appears to show that for in substantial number of whites Obama’s race was the deciding factor
For many of us do spend a great deal of our time and energy, at work and at home, defending some pathetic little patch of turf which, in the great scheme of things, means precious little. If we’re not careful we can easily find that we’ve invested our lives in battling for some shrinking space that is, ultimately, as inconsequential as the place of a monk in a procession.
“How do you think I feel every time I walk down your Main Street to meet you for lunch? The looks I get as a Latino man walking down the street of your fancy town. People on the sidewalk look at me, like, ‘What are YOU doing here? What are YOU going to steal?” Man, I’m afraid of going to your neighborhood. Now you know how it feels. Don’t you know that your town is scary?”