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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Ben Carson
2016 Election

Ben Carson makes white republicans comfortable

By Jonathan Capehart There was that curious moment in the Bloomberg focus group of Donald Trump supporters in New Hampshire in July that continues to baffle me. After extolling the virtues of the bombastic Big Apple billionaire, they were asked who their second choice was. Half of them said Ben Carson. Last week, I tried

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Ed Brooke
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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