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  • Writer's pictureKeneshia N. Grant, Ph.D.

Broken promises of the past weigh on black voters- The Washington Post

Updated: Jul 17, 2019

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) speaks at a campaign stop on April 26 at Allen University in Columbia, S.C. (Meg Kinnard/AP)

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?’ ”

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