AFPRL response paper 16 .docx - Umme Shital AFPRL 100\/01 Prof C Wambu Unit 6 Hanes Walton Jr\/Robert C Smith Voting Behavior and Elections Chap 9 Until

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Umme Shital AFPRL 100/01 Prof. C. Wambu Unit 6- Hanes Walton Jr./Robert C. Smith: Voting Behavior and Elections: Chap. 9 Until the adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870, African Americans were denied the right to vote. However, even after the adoption of the amendment, it took the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to grant African Americans the universal right to vote throughout the United States. Today, blacks vote at about the same rate as whites, and are significantly influential in determining the outcome of the elections. Even though the black vote was seen as the “captive vote” which was ignored by the Republicans and taken for granted by the Democrats, in the presidential election of 2008 and 2012, they played a significant role in electing and then reelecting the first African American president, Barack Obama. Back in Chapter 5, we were introduced to African Americans and their involvement in the media. African Americans for years did not have a public outlet to express themselves. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that African Americans were allowed to
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