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

Democrats are vying to win over the youngest generation of their most important voting bloc

Story by Eugene Scott

[T]raditional ideas about electability are not common among younger black voters, said Keneshia Grant, author of “The Great Migration and the Democratic Party: Black Voters and the Realignment of American Politics in the 20th Century.”

“I think it’s important for candidates to think about who these voters are and to think about the political environment in which they were shaped,” she told The Fix. “They have less worries about electability than some older folks.

“They were like babies when Barack Obama was first elected to office and they watched a reality television star get elected next, so they don’t bring this kind of stigma that it would be incredibly hard for a black president to get elected,” added Grant, an assistant professor of political science at Howard University.

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