2016 Elections

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Blacks Will Transform America, and Free Themselves, But Not at the Ballot Box in 2016

Black Agenda Report by BAR executive editor Glen Ford October 21, 2015 “Black voters cannot be counted on to support the most progressive presidential candidates available at the polls.” Bernie Sanders’ surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination seems destined to be shipwrecked on the shoals of the Black Belt – where primaries in South Carolina (February 27), Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia (Super Tuesday, March 1), Mississippi (March 8), and North Carolina will be decided by Black voters. In 2008, Blacks made up absolute majorities of Democratic primary voters in Alabama (51 percent), Georgia (52 percent), and South Carolina…