For many Black voters, Democratic leadership hasn’t shown up for them

Written by on October 6, 2022

For decades, many Black voters have had an uneasy and cautious relationship with the Democratic Party. Now that the American dream feels increasingly out of reach in a system that wasn’t originally built for Black people, Black voters may be more willing to listen to Republicans.

Brandi Collins-Dexter’s new book, “Black Skinhead: Reflections on Blackness and Our Political Future,” documents and analyzes the increase in Black Republican voters and representation since 2020. 

Collins-Dexter says there are currently 81 Black Republicans who . . .

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