3 Ways Biden Can Win the Black Male Vote


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By Roger House, Word in Black

Joe Biden is among the politicians who are not connecting with Black male voters (August de Richelieu/Pexels)

It’s all over the news that President Biden’s support among Black voters is slipping. Some pollsters point to an erosion of support with men as the primary cause, but struggle to explain why. To help Biden — and Democrats — shore up support with these critical voters, here are a few ideas for an agenda involving Black men for the 2024 election.  

The problem extends beyond the Biden campaign to the Democratic Party. It first came to light in Stacey Abrams’ 2022 campaign for governor of Georgia. Then, her campaign reflected the popular thinking of Democrats — namely, that the primary issue of concern to Black men is criminal justice reform. When Black men failed to respond positively, some strategists took to blaming them for the shortcoming.

Abrams gradually adjusted her platform with a set of economic policies meant to appeal to working-class men. The change came too late for her campaign, but it did provide insights that should have been understood by Democratic strategists going forward. Instead, they ignored the warning signs and now face an accelerating erosion of support.

Word in Black has three suggestions for politicians to re-engage Black voters, starting with acknowledging the estrangement.

Aside from engaging Black voters, some politicians are working on congressional maps that dilute their power.

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