The catch-22 facing Black voters at the ballot box
- April 26, 2022
- Davin Phoenix, poli sci, FiveThirtyEight, April 26, 2022
Perhaps the greatest thing working in Black voters’ favor is that the electorate is quickly diversifying and these changing numbers might eventually force politicians to stop placing white voters at the center of the political universe. “By discarding the outmoded zero-sum framing of race-relevant policy issues and framing their commitment to advancing the interests of Black voters as broadly benefitting all, the Democratic Party can increase its electoral odds in the immediate, and especially the long-term future,” [said] Davin Phoenix, a political science [associate] professor at the University of California, Irvine.
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