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Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4

 
curiousleo74
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Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4
Yep Alabama still racist. After voting Yes to remove the said language in there myself, I was surprised to see the results last night.

Amendment 4 - Removing Discriminatory Language
Party Candidate Name Winner Number of Votes Vote Percentage
Yes 464,139 38% (to remove racist language)
No 757,673 62% (no to remove it)

State Senator Bryan Taylor said that the state deserved better than its reputation, claiming, "Like it or not, Alabama still has a reputation for racism. That seems to be what a lot of people think of when they think of Alabama.

The Alabama Segregation Reference Ban Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
The measure would remove language from the Alabama Constitution that references segregation by race in schools.

Last Edited by curiousleo74 on 11/07/2012 10:42 AM
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Re: Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4
Yep Alabama still racist. After voting No to keep the said language in there, I was surprised to see the results last night.

Amendment 4 - Removing Discriminatory Language(83% of precincts reporting)
Party Candidate Name Winner Number of Votes Vote Percentage
Yes 464,139 38% (to remove racist language)
No 757,673 62% (no to remove it)

State Senator Bryan Taylor said that the state deserved better than its reputation, claiming, "Like it or not, Alabama still has a reputation for racism. That seems to be what a lot of people think of when they think of Alabama.

The Alabama Segregation Reference Ban Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, appeared on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the state of Alabama as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.
The measure would remove language from the Alabama Constitution that references segregation by race in schools.
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Alabama also voted no to keep Obama as President.
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Re: Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4
sounds like Alabama got it right on both counts
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Re: Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4
Now if we could only get marijuana legalized down here.....
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Re: Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4
Now if we could only get marijuana legalized down here.....
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100% agree! The crack down on the incense this past year which bans any chemical cannabinoids, let's you know how the feds here in bama feel about pot. But if pot was legal there wouldn't had been a incense problem.
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Re: Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4
People voted no because the new amendment was intended as a way to tax for more school funding. The removal of racist language would have happened, but it was not the purpose of the amendment. It was advertised to deceive people of the actual purpose. Educate yourself before voting next time.
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Yep Alabama still racist. After voting Yes to remove the said language in there myself, I was surprised to see the results last night.

Amendment 4 - Removing Discriminatory Language
Party Candidate Name Winner Number of Votes Vote Percentage
Yes 464,139 38% (to remove racist language)
No 757,673 62% (no to remove it)

State Senator Bryan Taylor said that the state deserved better than its reputation, claiming, "Like it or not, Alabama still has a reputation for racism. That seems to be what a lot of people think of when they think of Alabama.


I voted yes on amendment 4. However, the reason people voted No on this amendment had nothing to do with race. If you people would read the entire amendment you would have realized that it also, unfortunately,would have removed the part obliging the state of Alabama to provide public education. I do not have children in the public school system so that really didnt matter to me and I think the money given to the public schools is mismanaged. So before people start accusing Alabamians of being racist you need to check your facts.
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Re: Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4
The reason a lot of folks voted no on the amendment is they bought the AEA's ads claiming it would relieve the state of the duty to educate children in the state. If you went and read exactly which sections they were planning to cut, that's just not true. The section where it establishes all children within the state have a right to education wasn't marked for deletion, the part to be deleted was actually two paragraphs down and was talking about school segregation, which hasn't been done for decades anyway.

Unfortunately most folks are dumb and lazy enough to just take the catchy, "Shut the door on Amendment 4," ads at face value.

I do have school aged kids, and there's no way I'm trusting their education to the AEA. Even though I hate teaching, when it comes to my children, I'll suck it up and teach them myself to make sure they actually do get an education and develop the ability to research and think for themselves. Even if the amendment would have cut public schools, I'm not sure our children would be any worse off than they are in the AEA's hands. I've been in the public school systems and have been married to a teacher working both public and private systems. The school boards don't care one wit for the children they "serve," and they honestly don't want to get the schools up to par let alone excelling. If they did, what would they harp on every couple years to lobby for more money?

At least the other two amendments to remove such language did pass, but then again, they didn't have half a dozen ads opposing them being run or the nonexistant plight of helpless school children pulling on heart strings.

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Re: Alabama Votes No to remove racist language from Constitution Amendment 4
People voted no because the new amendment was intended as a way to tax for more school funding. The removal of racist language would have happened, but it was not the purpose of the amendment. It was advertised to deceive people of the actual purpose. Educate yourself before voting next time.
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