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Hey, world. I'm Christina Coleman with Essence.com and this is the over explainer. [MUSIC] It seems like America doesn't seem to understand that black people aren't terrible, horrible, poor individuals who all live on one block in Chicago. If you really wanna work for our vote, it's time you put some respect on our names. You know who you are. For instance, black women. The election is just days away. Meanwhile, we have a candidate who doesn't think black people have anything to lose. And there's this idea that black people don't vote. So I'm here to settle it. Once and for all. If you want to win, you better recognize that we have the power. Who's we? Black women, of course. Let me over explain it to you. In 2008 and 2012. black women vote at a higher rate Any other group. In fact, in 2012 more than 70% of black women voters went to the polls. That turnout was 14% higher than white men and black men, and 10% higher than white women. I'm just saying. Want more? 96% of those voters in 2012 voted for Obama. That means black women were responsible for getting our last president in the White House. You'd be silly to think that you can get in that house without us. And that turnout didn't just increase because of Obama. The Black voter turnout in presidential elections has been increasing steadily. So the next time someone says Black people don't vote, or don't care, or that we're not patriotic, Even though our blood and tears built this country. Make sure you pull out those receipts and let them know who really holds the power in this election. Until next time [MUSIC] Whan more? Visit Essance.com where you can learn more about this years election. See you at the polls
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