To Get Young Black Adults To The Polls, Talk About Politics At The Dinner Table

Leaders say young people in black households don’t hear messages about voting from their families, the way many white youth do.

By MorganNovember 5, 2018 9:30 am, , ,

From KETR:

Black voters really are less likely to vote in most elections. Young black adults are less likely still. Danyelle Harrell has a theory as to why that is.

“I feel like, growing up in a black household, it wasn’t something that we were necessarily always encouraged to do,” says Harrell, a general member of NAACP Unit No. 6809. That’s the student NAACP chapter at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Chapter Treasurer Zireanna Love adds that she feels encouragement to be more political in black households should start with the parents.

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