On this episode of the Freedom Train Podcast Series we broke down the results of the 2017 Alabama Senate race. A small section of the black community attributed the victory to the number of black women who voted for Doug Jones. Statistics show that black women were 17% of the voters and black men were 11% of the voters. One narrative floating around is suggesting that black women solely secured the victory for Jones, saved Alabama from racism and black men don't deserve to be with black women. We used our time to dig deep into the numbers to help our listeners understand why we believe Jones won, and how the combination of black men and black women votes helped Jones secure his victory. We also took a closer look at Doug Jones; who is Doug Jones and what has he done for black people as a politician? Tune in to hear what we have to say about the topic.
12/28/2017 12:27:11 pm
This was great. Very relevant questions. Much needed. As Doug Jones settles in making statements about not proceeding an inquest on possible Trump sexually oriented crimes and stating that he will have no problems voting with Republicans becomes even more suspect. Praising/singling out Black women for the Moore loss is an attempt to marginalize Blacks in the context of police brutality and government policies that singles us out or ignores us. Which since the murder of Trayvon Martin has United us.Thanks for this discussion.
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