Y’all really believe a few online ads could persuade us more than our real lived experience…. 400+ years of dealing with white supremacy, the mass incarceration of black people, welfare reform that threw millions of black people deeper into poverty, the conditions of our communities and the state sanctioned murder of unarmed black people? It’s called weaponizing our votes/nonvotes. It is not only the reason Hillary lost, it is the reason Claire Mccaskill lost, Stacey Abrams, Beto O’Rourke and Andrew Gillium all lost. It is the reason whoever the Democrat nominee in 2020 and beyond will lose.
They don’t use this rhetoric on any other group. No one suggests that online ads from Russian trolls convinced white women to vote overwhelmingly for Trump over Hillary.
Russian trolls tried to convince African Americans not to vote in 2016, US Senate says
African Americans were the group targeted the most by Russian social media trolls, the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report said.