Say It Loud!

Black Voters, Voices & the Shaping of American Democracy
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Product Number: Z100156153
Released: Jul 07, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780063005051
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the countryA??s rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters. Black voters were critical to the DemocratsA?? 2018 blue wave. In fact, 90 percent of Black voters supported Democratic House candidates, compared to just 53 percent of all voters. Despite media narratives, this was not a fluke. Throughout U.S. history, Black people have played a crucial role in the shaping of the American experiment. Yet still, this powerful voting bloc is often dismissed as some A??amorphousA? deviation, argues Tiffany Cross. Say It Loud! is her explosive examination of how AmericaA??s composition was designed to exclude Black voters, but paradoxically would likely cease to exist without them. With multiple tentacles stretching into the cable news echo chamber, campaign leadership, and Black voter data, Cross creates a wrinkle in time with a reflective look at the timeless efforts endlessly attempting to deny people of color the right to voteA??a basic tenet of American democracy. And yet as the demographics of the country are changing, so too is the electoral power constructA??by evolution and by force, Cross declares. Grounded in the most-up-to-date research, Say It Loud! is a vital tool for a wide swath of constituencies.

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Author(s): Tiffany Cross
Original Publish Date: Jul 07, 2020

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