Hold the Fucking Phone.

So yesterday I was listening to Patt Morrison on KPCC, and she was interviewing various people about prop 8. One of the topics that came up was, of course, support for prop 8 in the black community. But before she began her interview with Jasmyne Cannick, a black lesbian journalist who wrote an op/ed for the LA Times, she stated that “lack of black support wasn’t as substantial as initially reported – just over 50%, very much in line with much of the rest of the population.”

The archived show is here; Cannick’s segment starts around 25:00.

…did I hear that wrong? Am I going crazy? Is she right? If so, why can’t I find any mention of this anywhere else? Why is no one talking about it? Or is she just mistaken? If so, that seems like an incredible statement to make without checking your facts.

Has anyone else heard about this?

(Cross-posted at Alas, A Blog.)

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2 Responses

  1. a mutual friend of ours just picked an awful fight with me on this toxic topic. i’m kinda sick over it, actually. friendship feeling over. it feels like some people are rubbing their hands together over the chance to incite divisiveness.

  2. I heard on “Which Way LA” that there was an LA polling outfit (can’t remember the name) that produced an exit poll that dramatically conflicted with the 70/30 split that was initially reported. It claimed that African American voting in LA was roughly split (which may have been what Pat Morrison was referring to). Given the size of LA’s black voting population, this makes the initially reported split almost impossible since almost every other black voter would have had to vote yes.

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