The times they are a-changing
December 15, 2004 11:57 AM   Subscribe

The Rise and Fall of the Black Voter is a remarkable sequence of maps graphically describing the realignment of voting patterns in the U.S. during the past century (read this for a bit more context). It is an excellent companion to the purple maps of the most recent election, and a nice antidote to simplistic comparisons of pre-Civil War and recent electoral college maps. Republicans can bask in the glow of their successful "Southern Strategy," while Democrats can take heart that change, while often slow, is still possible.
posted by googly (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Excellent. Excellent. Really nicely done.
Interesting information, nicely presented, from a number of different sources, and you avoid editorializing.
Beautiful post.

posted by Floydd at 1:42 PM on December 15, 2004

and you avoid editorializing.

I'd prefer someone have an opinion and present information fairly and completely anyway rather than pretending not to.
posted by Space Coyote at 2:08 PM on December 15, 2004

Thanks, nice post. That was nice to see a graphical representation of something I knew, but hadn't actually seen and that's all the difference. Keep it up.
posted by marxchivist at 2:18 PM on December 15, 2004

Excellent post.
posted by languagehat at 2:51 PM on December 15, 2004

I knew a lot of this but have never seen it illustrated this way. Thanks for a great post.
posted by arse_hat at 4:53 PM on December 15, 2004

Thanks! I'm glad that a few people got something out of this (my first!) post.
posted by googly at 7:12 PM on December 15, 2004

This is good.
posted by chunking express at 8:23 PM on December 15, 2004

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