Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

Donald Trump is pretending to engage the Black community.

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Donald Trump is continuing to struggle with minority voters. Is there any hope for him to win support as the general election approaches? I was invited on MSNBC to weigh in. On Donald Trump’s black outreach: “What we will really have to see is an actual engagement with black life rather than a performance of an engagement with black life.”

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US Politics: From dog whistles to fog horns.

I was invited on Tell me everything with John Fugelsang to talk about my op-ed, Race-baiting for the Presidency in the Atlantic and to answer the question: Does Racism still work?   Discussion Tidbits: John McCain’s negro child The Willie Horton Ad Birthers src=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC9j6Wfdq3o” 

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Black Lives Matter NY
2016 Election

Ben Carson: Black Lives Matter activists are ‘creating strife’

By Alan Yuhas Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has accused Black Lives Matter activists of “creating strife”, underscoring the awkward relationship between conservatism and race for the only African American campaigning for president. “Of course black lives matter,” Carson said on Wednesday after speaking at a closed-door event with local politicians and businessmen in Harlem.

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Jackie Robinson
Black Republicans

5 Ways Jackie Robinson was different from Modern Republicans

Nearly everyone knows Jackie Robinson for his baseball accomplishments, but few people know about his work within the GOP.”I’m a black man first, an American second, & then I will support a political party—third.”  [/x_blockquote] [dropcap]1.[/dropcap]Jackie Robinson was a civil rights activist. Robinson described himself as a “militant black Republican” committed to civil rights and

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