July 22, 2019

Children in cages, children held by our government without access to soap, baths or toothbrushes, children caked in filth and excrement — and administration lawyers defending it all. These are not mistakes, but official policy as offered by President Donald Trump. Bizarrely it is also part of Trump’s political strategy, not just to engage his most steadfast supporters, but apparently to reach out to African American and Latino voters.

When Julián Castro declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination last month, he spoke of the Black Lives Matter movement and recalled Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo. and other African Americans who died in confrontations with police.

July 24, 2018

US News & World Report: Are Minority Voters Angry Enough to Come Off the Sidelines?

Anger over Trump's immigration rhetoric and policy moves other minority groups as well, even if they are not directly affect by it, said Henry Fernandez of the African-American Research Collaborative.

November 16, 2017

Surveys of African American voters leading up to Virginia’s recent elections found that Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie had surprisingly strong support among black voters in October but that he lost their votes in the final weeks of the campaign . . . 

November 18, 2017

Daily Kos: View from the Left

But Roger Vann, executive director of State Voices, noted on a reporter call this week that the effort to turn out black voters in Virginia didn't just begin in the final three weeks of the Northam campaign. There had been a years-long investment in civic engagement in the state . . . 

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