Racial Politics is A Toxic Soup for Dems

Here’s a fine-grained look at the state of racial politics in America. Among the provocative assertions: minorities do better economically in red states; as minorities move up the economic ladder they drift toward Republicanism (Trump did better with college educated black males than with those lacking college degrees); and counting minorities is not the same as counting minority voters. The article suggests that as the debate moves from identity politics to economic issues, political coalitions will begin to reshuffle, for both parties.

From its inception, the American experiment has been dogged by racial issues. Sadly, this was even truer this year. Eight years after electing the first African-American…

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