Tag: Presidential Election

Beto O’Rourke Says All Americans Must Understand History of Slavery Before Cash Reparations Can Be Pursued

Eyes on 2020An in-depth look at the candidates vying for the highest office in the land in 2020.   Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke told The Root in an on-camera interview that all Americans need to understand the story of slavery before the government considers cash reparations for descendants of slaves. “I would support those steps that […]

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Cory Booker Secures 12 Co-Sponsors for Reparations Bill

Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has secured 12 co-sponsors for his reparations bill, according to an announcement the senator’s office released exclusively to The Root. The bill, officially titled, “HR 40 Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act,” would establish a commission to study the […]

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White People Want Trump

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Nothing matters. The 10,796 false or misleading statements don’t matter. The Muslim travel ban doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that his administration literally locked children in cages. That the most powerful man in the country sat in an official meeting and insisted that some black immigrants come from shithole countries […]

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New Poll Shows That Black Voters Favor Former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020

Photo: Dustin Chambers (Getty Images) A new poll has shown what we all feared—fine, maybe it’s just me—but black folks, at least the ones polled, have declared that Vice President Joe Biden is the frontrunner out of all the Destiny’s Child members that make up the Democratic nominees vying to become president. Some “seventy-six percent […]

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Can a Single TV Show Influence a Presidential Election?

We know from past social psychology research that television shows can and do have an impact on voter attitudes. Research conducted in 2005 by Matthew Baum and another study conducted in 2010 (Parkin, 2010) demonstrated that “when presidential candidates appear on televised comedy shows, they are able to have an unusual impact on otherwise disengaged […]

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