Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

US Politics: From dog whistles to fog horns.

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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

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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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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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Bernie Sanders
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Why doesn’t Bernie resonate with black voters?

I was invited on WNPR’s “Where We Live” to discuss the rise of Bernie Sanders and how the Democratic party is responding to his popularity in the 2016 race for president. OTHER INVITED GUESTS: Colin McEnroe – Host of The Colin McEnroe Show John Dillon – Director at Vermont Public Radio Bob Kinzel – Reporter

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