The hashtag #BlackWomen is trending this morning because people are giving credit where credit is due in the defeat of accused child predator Roy Moore in Tuesday’s Senate special election in Alabama.
Receipts published by The Washington Post showed that 98% of Black women voted for Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the traditionally red state. Early exit numbers indicate that Black people, especially Black women, clearly made a difference in handing Moore the L.
— Mark Berman (@markberman) December 13, 2017
People of all races took to Twitter with their gratitude, to share voting stories, to rejoice and to plan for the future — all under the hashtag #BlackWomen:
— Sarah Shawn (@Alt_SarahH) December 13, 2017
Like I don’t think people get that Black women don’t turn out because of some maternal instinct to save everyone. We get usually hit first and worst by oppressive policies so we are saving ourselves. You just benefit.
— Keidra @ Mastodon (@kdc) December 13, 2017
Black women when they left the voting booths in Alabama: pic.twitter.com/pOHefqxAhc
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) December 13, 2017
Tonight we witnessed the power of the Black vote in Alabama.
— NAACP (@NAACP) December 13, 2017
— Kira Lerner (@kira_lerner) December 12, 2017
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