Black America's voter participation rates reached historic highs in order to help elect and re-elect Barack Obama to the presidency. But as racial injustices persisted and commanded the nation's attention, black Americans increasingly turned to protest to exert pressure on elected officials and policymakers. With the end of the Obama presidency, what political strategies will black Americans employ to have its policy preferences addressed during a Trump presidency? And will growing intraracial inequality expose class tensions and pit group solidarity against class economic interests?
Join us as we explore the present state of black American politics and its outlook post-Obama
Chief Political Correspondent, Slate
Megan Ming Francis
PhD, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Washington
PhD, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Howard University
Fellow, New America