And Then There Were None

J.C. Watts' exit leaves black Republicans without a presence in Congress

off African Americans. Ronald Walters, a professor of political science at the University of Maryland, claims Republicans only “give lip service” about reaching the black vote.

Steele refutes those claims, stating that the GOP has a nationwide team-leader program enlisting grassroots involvement of African Americans. “I think that’s a big step for us because we have otherwise been disengaged as a party coming to the African American community.”

Though the vast majority of African Americans vote Democrat, not having any among the Republican ranks is a loss for all blacks, regardless of political affiliation.

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