Black Politics in Trump's America

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When

February 22, 2017

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

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

Participants: 

Jamelle Bouie 
Chief Political Correspondent, Slate 
@jbouie

Megan Ming Francis 
PhD, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Washington 
@meganfrancis 

Keneshia Grant 
PhD, Assistant Professor, Political Science, Howard University 
@keneshiagrant 

Moderator:

Ted Johnson 
Fellow, New America 
@T_R_Johnson_III