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PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME AND THAT ALMOST NO ONE COULD BE FOUND, EXCEPT BLACK PEOPLE; TO CAST VOTES FOR GEORGE MCGOVERN.

IF THE ELECTION NOVEMBER 7TH ILLUMINATED ANY POLITICAL MOVEMENT AT ALL, IT WAS THE MOVEMENT OF THE COMFORTABLE, THE CALLOUS AND THE SMUG CLOSING THEIR RANKS, AND THEIR HEARTS, AGAINST THE CLAIMS AND CALLS TO CONSCIENCE PUT FORWARD BY THE FORGOTTEN AND UNREPRESENTED ELEMENTS IN AMERICA SOCIETY.

AS THE REVEREND JESSE LOUIS JACKSON HAS PUT IT, "IT'S NOT THE BUS - IT'S US."

THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH AN ELECTION THAT SEES ONE CANDIDATE RECIEVING NEARLY ALL OF THE BLACK VOTES CAST, AND THE OTHER CANDIDATE RECEIVING MORE THAN THREE-QUARTERS OF THE WHITE VOTES CAST.

THS WAS NOT SIMPLY A RACE BETWEEN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, OR EVEN BETWEEN TWO MEN NAMED NIXON AND MCGOVERN- THIS WAS RATHER A NATIONAL REFERENDUM ON WHAT WAS POLITELY BEEN CALLED "THE SOCIAL ISSUE."

FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA, THE ELECTION RESULTS ON NOVERMBER 7TH SIGNALED CONSIGNING NEARLY ALL OUR HOPES AND DREAMS TO A POLITICAL

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