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

For Democrats, Stacey Abrams sends key message on gender and race in SOTU response (ABCgo)

Story by Chyenne Haslett

Keneshia Grant, an assistant professor of political science at Howard University who studies race and the electoral system, pointed out the important timing of this speech, coming out of 2018 and heading into 2020.

"We can kind of see the Democratic Party -- in the people, the candidates -- are thinking about black voters," said Grant, mentioning the early focus 2020 presidential candidates are placing on states like South Carolina, where a majority of those casting ballots will be African-American.

"Choosing Abrams is in line with that idea that black voters matter," Grant said.

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