In The News
May 28, 2020
NBC News: Pattern of uneven social distancing enforcement coming into view, civil rights experts say
“This particular segment of the black population is interpreting the way that they believe they will be perceived if they wear a mask,” said Henry Fernandez, a principal at the African American Research Collective. “How rules are enforced is shaping what should be health-maintaining habits in communities of color.”
May 19, 2020
The Hill: Poll: 80 percent of African Americans say Trump has done 'fair' or 'poor' job handling coronavirus
The poll from the African American Research Collaborative (AARC) commissioned by the NAACP found that 80 percent of surveyed black Americans held a "fair" or "poor" view of the way Trump has responded to the coronavirus outbreak, while 19 percent had a positive view.
May 22, 2020
LA Times: Trump demands churches open, despite coronavirus fears, as Memorial Day weekend begins
Even though the outbreak has ravaged black communities, it hasn’t dampened black voters’ enthusiasm for casting ballots in the upcoming general election, according to a poll taken in early May by the African American Research Collaborative.
Wall Street Journal: Joe Biden to Black Radio Host: If You’re Deciding Between ‘Me or Trump, Then You Ain’t Black’
So while Mr. Trump’s support doesn’t appear to have grown, more black voters haven’t made up their minds. Polling released this week from African American Research Collaborative, in partnership with the NAACP, showed a similar number of undecided black Americans.
May 24, 2020
Black Enterprise: NAACP Poll Shows African Americans Have Little Faith in Trump's Coronavirus Response
According to the survey, conducted by the African American Research Collaborative, 80% of the national sample of African Americans rated Trump’s performance negatively while 19% have a positive view. Eighty percent of respondents polled also said they want the country to hold off on reopening the economy until safety is assured.
Politico: The lasting damage to black and Latino communities
The administration’s response has led to increased lack of trust among African Americans: On a scale of zero to 10, Trump ranked at the bottom of trusted messengers, below Surgeon General Jerome Adams, Anthony Fauci, and ordinary doctors and nurses, according to a poll of African Americans released today by the African American Research Collaborative.
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