Broken promises of the past weigh on black voters- The Washington Post
Updated: Jul 17, 2019
By Cleve R. Wootson, Jr.
“Before, Black folks were like, ‘We have to cross this bridge. Barack over everything,’ ” said Keneshia N. Grant, a political science professor at Howard University. “But for some portion of the Black electorate, Barack Obama did not deliver what he was expected to deliver.” That disappointment, she said, has Black voters “holding the next Black candidate to a higher standard — not just ‘are you black,’ but ‘what is that blackness going to get me?’ ”