Senator Cynthia McKinney on Georgia's Political Climate

March 06, 1996

Cynthia McKinney comments on the recent Georgia Primary, the overall political climate in Georgia and her experiences in Washington as Georgia’s first African-American female Congresswoman. McKinney states that Georgia’s Republican voters were left in a state of confusion when their favored candidate, Phil Graham, unexpectedly pulled out of the race. Pat Buchanan ended up as the second choice for over 30% of the voters and would likely have captured more votes were it not for his hefty political baggage. McKinney also discusses the controversial issue of race-conscious voter districting, and groups such as the "Campaign for a Color-Blind America", which she views as a divisive force in the democratic process that attempts to deny the existence of racism in contemporary American society.


- Cynthia McKinney