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A Conversation on the 2016 Presidential Election with Robert Smith and Melanye Price

WithMali Collins

I interviewed scholars Dr. Robert C. Smith of San Francisco State University and Dr. Melanye Price of Rutgers University to discuss how the presidential cycle is impacting and complicating Black life, as well as their meditations on electoral projections for this presidential cycle. Drs. Smith and Price were interviewed separately, but both interviews weigh in on Black voting trends of this new cycle, the rise of what they both name as White Nationalism and how Black Lives Matter is mobilizing young black voters and the politicians they elect.