What if HE Becomes President?: The Adolescent Take on Today’s Politics

[Feb 6, 2016]

I study racism. I have spent a lot of time talking with children this year about what I do. And, like clockwork, they always end up shocking me with the knowledge they have about the subject matter.

“So, who knows what racism is?” I’ll ask the bright-eyed five to eighteen year olds I encounter in career days and panels.

Hands fly up.

“Trayvon! And Trump!”


I understand how the majority of Black people may not vote for, or heck, even like a certain presidential candidate. Given President Obama’s ability to command 95% and 93% of the Black vote in the respective prior elections, I imagine it challenging for any candidate, even a fellow Democrat, to match his connection to the Black community.

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Riana Anderson