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Prof. Christopher Parker Interviewed on Pacifica Radio, "83% of African Americans Say Trump Is a Racist"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on January 24, 2020 - 12:07pm

The Background Briefing episode for January 20, 2020 opened with host Ian Masters interviewing UW Political Science Prof. Christopher  Parker. Discussing the findings in the recent Washington Post-Ipsos Poll about African-American views on Donald Trump's presidency and that Donald Trump is the "new wine in old bottles." Masters and Parker state that the election of Trump was a reaction to the Obama presidency, a pendulum swing in politics.

The interview leads to the upcoming election and the danger that Trump will turnout more of the Republican voters than the Democrats might turn out for their candidate. A Democratic ticket will have to be diverse to get voters involved and not repeat the lower turnout of 2016 for Democrats in crucial states, particularly the black vote in places like Ohio and Wisconsin, where the Clinton campaign lost by a very slim margin.

For the full interview please link here.