Category Archives: 2016 Elections

Sharpton Hits Clinton for Ignoring Black Vote: ‘You Took Your Base for Granted’

A prominent figure in the civil rights movement believes Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election because she did not do enough to mobilize African American communities. Reverend Al Sharpton explained his thoughts during an interview on BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith’s podcast “NewsFeed with @BuzzFeedBen.” “Her mistake was she did not mobilize in the black community,”… Read More »

Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income? Authoritarianism? Racial attitudes? Let the analyses begin. Last week, the widely respected 2016 American National Election Study was released, sending political scientists into a flurry of data modeling and chart making. The ANES has been conducted since 1948, at… Read More »

Can Trump win over African Americans? This survey suggests there’s little chance.

As February began, President Trump made a seemingly routine political gesture by convening in the White House with African American allies to mark Black History Month. Initially started as “Negro History Week” by famed African American historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month has been recognized by every U.S. president dating to Gerald R. Ford.… Read More »