Voting & Rights

I’m black and I voted for Trump

To date, Trump has received 8% of the black vote in the 2020 election, which is about a 2% increase from his 2016 record. This is baffling. It makes me wonder if they know what “proud boys” are, or completely missed that Trump called black nations sh*thole countries and...

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Pick Your Avatar: The anatomy of a 2020 voter

Irreparable division during a national health crisis, economic instability, countries refusing our entry, a vacant Supreme Court seat, civil upheaval provoked by irreconcilable racism, internal disrespect toward national leaders, over 200,000 lives lost to a preventable virus, an infected President flouting health directives as campaign propaganda, a country flirting...

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Voting to “win” vs. Voting with “conviction”

The Democratic National Convention recently conducted a poll that, among other things, analyzed whether more Democratic voters found beating Trump more important than voting for a candidate that “shared [their] positions on major issues.” While democrats do not appear sharply divided across ideology, race, partisanship, age, and education, I...

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The Anatomy of a Redemptive Politician

Post-1965 society assumed that the United States had entered into a “post-racial era,” where racism could no longer oppress segments of society because the segregationist regime that had once legitimized it had finally been outlawed.  In our nation’s attempt to run as far away from our ugly past as...

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