Added resentment may affect US voters’ decisions

Dear Editor,

In Wayne Brown’s latest write-up on the race for the White House (Sunday, September 14), he mentions that, “The polls are inherently unreliable in a couple of areas. One is in the responses they cull from closet racists, who may be unwilling to announce their prejudice to a pollster but in the privacy of the voting booth ‘will never vote for a black man.’”

To me, there is the added resentment of ‘minority (black) ruling the majority (white).’

Remember South Africa and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and the then Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith’s, forceful statement about black majority rule: “Never in a thousand years” ?

The world is now in for an interesting, intriguing period.  Of course, most of us in the UK of Caribbean origin, view things from a different perspective and find it difficult to become emotionally involved in the American political scene, just as I suspect would happen the other way round.

Yours faithfully,
Geralda Dennison

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