Category Archives: White House

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 »

Neither White Nor Privileged: Stanford’s Minority Trump Supporters

The Stanford campus’ reaction to Trump’s election was dominated by feelings of hopelessness and anger. Facebook newsfeeds on November 8, 2016 were filled with claims about the anti-women, anti-LGBT, and anti-minority implications of the election, often from privileged students who spoke for others. Three months later, Stanford students continue to disagree on whether Trump supporters… Read More »

Cummings, CBC to Trump: Wrong!

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., says President Donald Trump is making things up when he said he backed out of a meeting with the president. Trump, answering a question at his Thursday press conference about whether he would include the Congressional Black Caucus in his agenda for inner cities, went off on a tangent about… Read More »

Can Donald Trump Really Get Black People To Vote For Him?

Donald Trump and his top aides say their best shot at popularity may be winning over black people. It’s a theory that looks good on paper: Black workers, and black men in particular, have a lot of the same characteristics as the underemployed and alienated whites in places like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania who made Trump… Read More »

Black voters aren’t happy with President Trump or Democrats

African American voters feel taken advantage of by Democrats and nervous about President Donald Trump’s leadership, according to a national poll conducted for the Congressional Black Caucus. Black lawmakers discussed the results last week at their retreat in Washington as a guide for the 115th Congress. The results showed African Americans’ dissatisfaction with the Democratic… Read More »