In his must-read column on the rise of black Republicans, Jack Kelly notes something interesting:
Of the 39 black Democrats in the House, all but two represent districts where blacks are a majority or plurality. One other black Democratic contender is running in a white majority district. So in this election, Republicans are running more blacks in white majority districts than the Democrats are. Shouldn’t that be taken into consideration when accusations of racism are being hurled about?
The three candidates with the greatest shot at winning seats in Congress, Tim Scott, Allen West or Ryan Frazier, all hail from districts with white majorities, with Frazier running in a district where Hispanics alone outnumber blacks by a margin of 4 to 1.