When you hear the phrase wedge issue, just know its a code to group-think black folk that the liberal whites are in the lead on it. Its strange that the same issues they marginalize are the ones they simultaneously devote a great deal of time fighting and counteracting. Says Jackson:
"With only two weeks left before the election, we must remind our black friends about their responsibility to vote their core values. Marriage and abortion are not “wedge issues.” If black families disintegrate any further, we may slip into a negative population-growth mode. More dangerous than that, our community may implode if we do not stabilize our marriages, our children, and our extended families. The wedge issues, if examined closely, become racial bridge issues."
Read the rest of his "Raped or Represented" here.