Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

What’s The Deal With Black Republicans?

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Leah Rigueur, Jelani Cobb, Orlando Watson, Shermichael Singleton

“This is book is an excellent examination of the idea of Black Conservatism. – Dr. Jelani Cobb” 

It has always been a dream of mine to be & present in the Schomburg. Much of my research happened in the Schomburg so it feels like I’m coming full circle.

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Hillary Clinton’s remarks linking Donald Trump to the alt-right come at a time when he’s been attempting to broaden his support among black voters. While some of those appeals have offended minorities and whites on both sides of the aisle; observers have said that Trump’s appeal to African-American voters and his apparent pivot on issues like immigration are actually designed to win

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