Black voting power in segregated Milwaukee: weighing up Joe Biden

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Published on 16 Sep 2020, 10:52
Guardian US reporter Kenya Evelyn travels home to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of the most segregated cities in the country to find out what Joe Biden and the Democratic Party can do to truly earn the votes of Black Americans. Democrats dealt Milwaukee another economic blow by moving their national convention online, crushing African American residents already feeling the brunt of the national coronavirus crisis and dealing with the shooting of Jacob Blake in nearby Kenosha. They’re fed up, calling out racial inequality and a party some say ignores their issues until it’s time to vote. From generations of moderate elders leaving their legacy, to their young, progressive peers taking to the streets, Black Milwaukeeans are using the power of their voices and votes to demand change

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