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Black Women Were the Only Ones Who Tried to Save the World Tuesday Night

Black female voters—when they had no real cultural or social obligation to do so—stayed on course with Hillary Clinton in ways where white women coolly abandoned her.

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With dust settling on the biggest political upset in U.S. history, the hazy day after is an atom-bomb-drop mess of circular firing squads, blame games and armchair quarterbacking analysis of what just happened.  And while the top line analysis pretty much points to white America’s collective anti-black streak as the primary culprit, we are now getting a detailed rich picture of Tuesday night’s results broke down by factors such as age, race, gender, education and income.

While large slices of most key demographic groups crazily skipped to the apocalypse with their support for Donald Trump, one rather intriguing and tragically poetic polling point stands out: Black women tried, desperately, to save the world Tuesday night.

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