Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

Are Black Republicans Welcome Within the Republican Party?

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Ben Carson and white supporters
2016 Election

The long tradition of black conservatism.

  According to recent polls, Ben Carson has surged in popularity among likely Republican voters and now finds himself at the top of the GOP presidential primary pack. A recent poll of Iowa Republicans, for example, found Carson tied with Donald Trump for first place. That an African American that has never held political office

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Black Voters
Democrats

Black Voters Are Not A Monolith.

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here’s a gross misunderstanding of what black politics and activism means in our country. We’re seeing some of that misunderstanding play out right now, as pundits rush to assess the role that black voters played in Hillary Clinton’s triumphant victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary – a contest where roughly 86 percent of black voters

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