What other demographic so reliably stands and votes decency, dignity and justice? African Americans, and specifically African American women have been the unsung, absolute foundation of the American Left and the Democratic Party for too long now. In Alabama they delivered a dose of much needed hope into a dangerous political season. You can’t really overstate how important their strong voice was in this election. They may have helped turn the tide that will result in saving the country. One of the great ironies of Tuesday’s Alabama special election is that African American women may have saved white working class Alabamians from themselves.