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IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE TOO WHITE TO GO FIRST

The Civil Writer Magazine

Why should it be white bread Iowans and New Hampshires to determine who is the leader of the democratic party. The states are small. Its population is overwhelmingly white. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in Iowa is 100,660 – at 3.2% of the total population of Iowa.

The racial makeup of New Hampshire as of the 2010 Census was: White: 93.9% (92.3% non-Hispanic) Black or African American: 1.1% American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%. About 171,000 Hispanics reside in Iowa, 0.3% of all Hispanics in the United States. Iowa's population is 5% Hispanic, ranking 34th in Hispanic statewide population share nationally.

Specifically, the Census Bureau estimates that in mid-2018, 136,000 of New Hampshire's 1.356 million residents were either Hispanic or non-white, or both.

We cannot say Iowa's or New Hampshire's caucuses are racist but it can be said that they are prejudice when it comes down to minority candidates the exception was Barack Obama. Prejudice means "pre-judging" something. By contrast minority candidates position in the races particularly Black, Asian, and Jewish candidates have been predetermined and therefore they historically loses before they get out of those two caucuses. Iowa and New Hampshire are lilly white states that cannot say what is good for an eclectic country, a melting pot of people. What is assumingly good for whites is not reciprocal to minorities. Iowa's industries are healthcare and social services (15.7 percent); wholesale and retail trade (14.5 percent); manufacturing (13.1 percent); and education (12.9 percent) and Agriculture. In terms of revenue generated New Hampshire's top five agricultural products are greenhouse and nursery products, dairy products, apples, cattle and calves, and sweet corn. ...

For the average minority Americans their concerns are child care, Jobs, medical, and affordable housing. You would think that this would be a mutual concern but it is not among many majority white states. Therefore if a minority candidate pushes those issues the caucuses in Iowa and New Hampshire can shorten their campaign life in the democratic party. Why wouldn't the democratic caucuses be held in DC? Easy answer, there would be just the opposite effects of Iowa and New Hampshire on a white candidate. So why should Iowa and New Hampshire be first in the nation to determine the democratic primary leader and not one word from minorities.