Can the GOP Woo Black Voters?

Leah Wright, professor of history, professor of African American studies, wrote a guest post on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Tenured Radical” blog about Senator Rand Paul’s recent visit to the historically black Howard University. Though the visit was lampooned in the press “as a silly effort given the history of African Americans and the Republican Party,” Wright says Paul’s attempt at outreach to the black community was not a bad idea. But for it to receive a positive response, he would need to re-package his message and approach, and take black voters much more seriously.