EXTRA CREDIT-URBAN

Building upon our readings and class discussions of which political party African American’s first voted with and how their party affiliation has changed, please read the article found in the link below, “When Black Voters Exited Left” by Matthew Delmont (The Atlantic, March 2016). https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/03/exit-left/476190/?utm_source=fbb

Then write a one page (single spaced with MLA citation) reflection on the article, including which regions of the country benefited the most and the least from the civil rights movement and why? What exactly does Delmont argue has been lost by Black Americans’ loyalty to the Democratic party? What does he state are some reasons that this lose was able to happen? Include reference to previous readings such as, Ch. 7 – The Larger Reconstruction or The False Promise of Black Political Representation.