Friday, November 10, 2017

Dr. Angela K. Lewis — Conservatism in the Black Community

Dr. Angela K. Lewis, an Associate Professor in UAB's Department of Government, talks about her new book "Conservatism in the Black Community: To the Right and Misunderstood." Her book attempts to unravel the the political phenomenon of conservatism in Black communities.

 Considering the historical evidence of black ties to liberalism which is played out through their support for the Democratic Party, do Blacks in the community support conservatism either as communicated by black conservatives in the media or by mainstream white conservatives? Or do Blacks in the community exhibit a diff erent kind of conservatism? Ultimately, the question this book addresses is, despite support for the Democratic Party and its liberal policies, What does conservatism in the black community mean?