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Prof. Christopher S. Parker on The Hill web site, “There's a boost in black turnout, especially among black women voters”

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on August 29, 2018 - 3:05pm

Prof. Parker and colleague Henry Fernandez write an opinion piece on The Hill web site about why a stronger black voter turnout can be a win for the Democrats.

They first note that black and white “…are not far apart on alleged “wedge issues” like gun background checks, Roe v. Wade, and LGBTQ marriage equality. Even where there is stronger support among blacks than whites, like for a national $15 minimum wage; expanding access to health care; and raising the threshold for when police can legally use deadly force, these issues are still supported by a majority of white voters.”

But what can spur black voters to the polls? The threat of receding civil rights and scaremongering by the GOP.

Please read the entire op-ed by clicking here.