The 2016 election has increased media attention on white working class voters, key to the election victory of Donald Trump. For this reason, many in the Democratic Party are hoping retool their message in order to court these voters for future elections.
On Thursday’s edition of Radio Times, host Marty Moss-Coane was joined by Princeton professor of African American Studies, Imani Perry, who offered a rebuttal to this line of thinking.
Perry discussed how African American voters overwhelmingly vote Democratic, so the Party needs to do better in supporting policies that support this community.
Perry explained her thinking to Marty by saying “one of the most important critiques of the Democratic Party is that consistently… the most loyal constituents are taken for granted and there’s always either a chasing of other voters or a chasing or corporate interests. I think that that kind of critique is essential to levy because we have to begin to figure out how make the Democratic Party accountable to the desires, the interests, the needs, of their most loyal constituents.”