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Black voters won Alabama for the Dems. Here's what they need in return

  • Written by Sharon Austin, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of African American Studies, University of Florida

As a scholar of African-American and Southern politics for the last 25 years, I’ve witnessed a lot of election upsets and surprises. None has been more interesting than the Democrat Doug Jones’ election to the U.S. Senate in a Dec. 12 special election against Republican Roy Moore.

I’m not talking here about the controversy...

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