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Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote

posted on February 10, 2016

At The Nation, Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, writes that Hillary Clinton does not deserve the black vote. She argues against President Bill Clinton’s policies in office that harmed black communities, which she says Hillary Clinton has not sufficiently addressed. Alexander writes, “Clinton mastered the art of sending mixed cultural messages, appealing to African Americans by belting out ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ in black churches, while at the same time signaling to poor and working-class whites that he was willing to be tougher on black communities than Republicans had been.”

Read at The Nation