Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

Are Black Republicans Welcome Within the Republican Party?

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Book Reviews

Black Republicans in the Civil Rights Era

“African-Americans should not be Republicans, nor should they be conservatives” Rigueur opens her new book, The Loneliness of the Black Republican. And yet they are. Rigueur wanted to know why. Consequently, she gives us a 310-page history which introduces us to figures from the obscure (Arthur Fletcher) to the notorious (Barry Goldwater); and facts unknown

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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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