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Join us in this Olio to discuss a new contract for Black America (without Ice Cube) and to process whatever the aftermath will be. Either way, America will be different.
While every vote counts, no other demographic is discussed quite like the “Black Vote.” Without fail, the Black community is at the center of attention every four years, experiencing praise with every victory, and blame with every vote. GOTV efforts pull on sentiments of Civil Rights, historical moments of the past, and the fear-mongering of consequences if “yall don’t vote the right way.”
Further complicating matters is the fight for “who is progressive,” with real tensions between centrist and liberal voters pulling once-allied voices ideologically apart. In this Olio, we’ll explore some of the real considerations missed in the conversation around the “Black Vote,” the misunderstood motivators as to how Black communities vote, and the dismissal in progressive and conservative spaces of Black independence, autonomy and choice. We'll then come together, in session two to process the aftermath of the election and shine some historical context onto the political stage playing out in front of us.
Ifeoma Ike, Esq. is a Lehman College Professor, founder of Pink Cornrows and visionary of the Black Policy Lab, which explores how culture, research and policy informs and impacts communities of color. Ify has designed efforts to address mental health, criminal justice, teacher diversity, workforce inclusion, gender-based discrimination and international relief.
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