Our Cantor of Chemistry has posted his disappointment in the demographics of the recent primary voting on the Democratic side. Blacks voted for blacks and women voted for women and so on.
How do you know the voters were voting against the other candidate and not for their own? Maybe this is just rooting for the home team. Think about this one. Blacks have had the vote for over a century and they have voted for whites almost all the time. Women have similarly voted for men. This time they've got someone they share a bond with runnning in the election. Why wouldn't they vote for them, particularly when the candidates' positions are nearly identical?
All other things being equal, I have to admit I would vote for a Catholic over a non-Catholic. Does that make me a Papist bigot?