The counties that went from Obama to Trump mostly stuck with Trump over Biden, and people there are still processing the election, and everything that's happened since.
David J. Dent is a professor of journalism and social and cultural analysis at New York University and the author of In Search of Black America.
“We have to educate people so that we can get the community vaccinated. We have a big responsibility.”
The shift could signal growing Black impatience with the perceived failures of white liberalism to rectify racial inequities.
Voters in Iowa counties that went from Obama in 2008 and 2012 to Trump in 2016 were already struggling to come to grips with 2020. Then came the protests.
Black gun ownership was already taking off in the Trump era. Then a deluge of horrific killings raised the stakes even higher.
Winning the support of just a relative handful of black men could help get Trump over the top in key states.
“I don’t know an African-American family who has not been impacted directly.”