Dr. Michael O. Adams, Carroll G. Robinson, Luckett Anthony Johnson, Kidane Yitbarek

This article attempts to investigate the factors that have shaped the voting patterns of Black millennials in the United States over the past two presidential election cycles and would likely impact the upcoming 2020 presidential election. It argues that Black millennials, more than their White peers, draw from their life experiences in a United States of America where racism and a criminal justice system that is rigged against them have accelerated their desire to embrace causes that they believe would mushroom into a political agenda that serves their interests. Buoyed by the senseless murders of Africans at the hands of White policemen and the Black Lives Matter movement, Black millennials, unlike their fathers in the civil rights movement, are emboldened to seek justice in their own way, against an unfair system, not only through protests, but also and perhaps more importantly through the ballot box. To that end, this article maintains that Black millennials are inclined to vote more and for the party that would incorporate their agenda into its platform so as to shape the outcome of the next presidential election in favor their preferred candidate.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/ppar.v8n2a4