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Prof. Christopher Parker on Politico, "Why Bernie Sanders Isn’t Winning Over Black Voters"

Submitted by Stephen Dunne on March 11, 2020 - 12:44pm

"The most effective way to mobilize African Americans, according to a survey, is appealing to race, not class."

Prof. Christopher Parker and colleague Prof. Christopher Towler (CalState Sacramento and Ph.D. from UW Political Science) open with this warning and proceed to layout why Senator Bernie Sanders is now having trouble trying to get the Democratic nomination.

The recent Super Tuesday revealed a clear lack of support from African Americans, a section of the voting population that any Democratic nominee will need in November to be successful. While Prof. Parker states that African American voters will support the Democratic candidate the question, and danger,  is will they turn out for someone like Sanders.

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