Black People Aren’t Stupid: The False Notion That Kanye and Kim Are Helping Trump Win Black Voters

Although I am rarely amazed by racism, privilege or America in general, when it comes to the audacity of whiteness, I am sometimes astounded at white people’s perception of black people. I often marvel at the Caucasian notion of our inherent simplemindedness; the idea that dangling any dancing black puppet in front of…

A Racist Flyer Might Cost Doug Jones the Election Because the Entire Democratic Party Is Trash

The above photo is not a stock photo or an image created by The Root’s art department. It is an actual flyer circulating around from the Doug Jones for Senate Committee in his run against Elmer Fudd wannabe and schoolgirl aficionado Roy Moore for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, and it has upset black voters across Alabama.

As Democrats Keep Chasing Trump Voter Waterfalls, Will They Ever Listen to Their Actual Base: Black People?

Will Democrats ever actually listen to black people in terms of strategy and vote targeting? Can a political party toss over $1 billion into the trash two election cycles in a row? Does it really take a genius to figure out that if a group votes for you 90 percent of the time, you should do what it takes to make sure…

‘That White Boy ’Bout to Lose’: The Inescapable Racial Politics of the Ga. 6th Special Election

I was on my way to the Jon Ossoff watch party at a fancy Westin in North Atlanta when I got a call from a good colleague of mine. Somewhere between a black millennial and Gen Xer, he was someone who’d worked on campaigns in Georgia and had a pretty good feel for what was going on throughout Atlanta and the surrounding…

Black Folks Seem to Be OK With Clinton’s VP Pick, But Sanders’ Peeps Not Pleased With Email Leak

Hillary Clinton announced her vice presidential pick Friday, and though many didn’t seem to know much about Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, most black folks seem OK with her choice. Bernie Sanders’ supporters, however, are fuming over a hacker breach of the Democratic National Convention server, which threatens to disturb…