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.