Leah Wright-Rigueur

Leah Wright-Rigueur

Historian, Author, & Political Scholar.

Why Bernie Should Stay in the Race & other Super Tuesday analysis

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This week on Tell Me More with John Fugelsang on XM Insight Channel 121, we had a lively discussion about Super Tuesday, the protesters, and the purpose of receiving endorsements from people like Ben Carson. This is my first show as a weekly contributor so I hope you enjoy it and will tweet me what you think.

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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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Book Reviews

Will black Republicans ever be less lonely?

The GOP of today, bears little resemblance to the ‘Party of Lincoln’ to which black voters had been fiercely loyal since the era of Reconstruction.   By Michael Taube Frederick Douglass, the great writer, orator and abolitionist leader, was a trusted adviser to President Abraham Lincoln — and a black Republican. In an Aug. 15,

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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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