So, we’re officially the third-most intolerant state in the union, voting down Proposal 2. Through lies, deception, and a dubiously-worded proposal, affirmative action is now illegal in Michigan. And, although it’s only correlation, isn’t it somehow fitting that Michigan also has the third-highest rate of hate crimes in the US? Congratulations Michiganders; you really showed the country what we’re made of.
Speaking of which, here’s the break-down of the voting for two Proposals (PDF). Hm, let’s see, the Proposal was approved (meaning these people voted to not help minorities) by non-union, white, Republican men with less than a college education. I hate to talk in broad generalities here, but how many people in that demographic took the time to actually, you know, research the issue? How many of them knew Michigan the third-most segregated state in the country? That’s right, fellow citizens, we’re more segregated than many Southern states. Whoop it up. Election’s over so we don’t have to think about that again… whew.
I’m so disgusted with this state. We’ll overwhelmingly vote down a proposition to allow a hunting season for cute birds (dammit), but when it comes to giving a hand to the oppressed minorities (and, yes, despite your protests, they are oppressed), it’s the middle finger and “get a job” to them.
At least we didn’t elect DeVos.