The law disproportionately affects Black and Latino voters, say the civil rights groups who brought the lawsuit. As a scholar of African-American history, I recognize an old story in this new electoral controversy.
Early voting has begun in several states and the shenanigans have also increased. There have been a number of reports coming out across the country about voter disenfranchisement and voter suppression tactics that are negatively impacting African Americans, and it is startling.
We’ve seen the collective power of Black women impact key races for office in special elections and primaries. Black women, according to a recent NAACP poll which analyzed the 61 most competitive midterm races, are tired of feeling disrespected by the Trump Administration and have made it a much higher priority to voice their displeasure at the polls.
On the surface, Blacks are marketed to as if their sacred vote means so much, but, historically, that often changes once their vote is cast. The way Black voters are treated, it is as if they have become a political piñata.
The path to victories for White Democrats is clear: share power with the people that can put them in office. This holds true for both state and federal elections. History has shown that while White candidates make pilgrimages to Black churches each election year like clockwork, they seldom cross the thresholds of those churches at any […]
Black votes matter! So, too, the Black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them. However, exploiting cultural markers, like Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump did by reading a scripted text in a Black church, or like Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary R. Clinton did by giving a shout-out on an AM urban radio […]
Donald Trump spoke truth when he asked Blacks in Milwaukee, Friday, August 19, 2016, what has the Democratic Party done for Blacks, and then appealed to the Black vote by asking, “What the hell have you got to lose?” These are great questions offering a challenge to Black America. The answer to “lose” for both […]