Struggles Unites Blacks, Jews, But Economic Forces Divide

In tapping Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman to be his running mate, Vice President al Gore unwittingly unleashed an undercurrent of anger within a slice of the black community that was fueled in part by anti-Semitism, but to a larger degree by economics and politics... Voting data in Senate, House and gubernational elections indicate that blacks vote for the Democratic candidate regardless of the candidate's religion, said Philip Klinkner, an associate government professor at Hamilton College in New York.

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