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Old 02-03-2019, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by asahi View Post
The reason it didn't matter is that in 1980s Virginia, the opinions of black people didn't really matter.
Doug Wilder got elected Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 1985.

I'd agree that, much to our shame, the opinions of black people, then and now, mattered and matter less in our body politic than the opinions of white people. But to say they didn't really matter in Virginia in the 1980s is demonstrably false.