I don’t even know where to begin addressing this one:
Would any of you care to have it? A good start would probably be the fact that blacks are returning to the South because economic conditions are better there and they are better integrated, rather than being consigned to vast, dangerous urban ghettos in the Blue States. We could also talk about the more conservative values southerners, including blacks, have that have nothing to do with slavery or racism.
UPDATE: A map that shows votes by county reveals that the election split wasn’t slave versus free or north versus south or black versus white. It was, instead, cities versus suburbs and rural areas: http://s3.amazonaws.com/content.newsok.com/documents/eln.pdf