Are Black Voters Invisible to Democrats?

High turnout among African Americans was crucial to Democratic victories in 2008 and 2012—so why are they being ignored this time around?

Voters arrive to cast early ballots in Davenport, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall, AP)

Sixty-four years after Ralph Ellison wrote his seminal novel, Invisible Man, about an African-American man who is consistently unnoticed by the powerful white people around him, it appears that black folks are still invisible to progressives and Democrats. Publicly announced political spending plans for the left this election cycle thus far reveal a gargantuan hole in terms of investing in the work necessary to turn out the voters most essential for any progressive victory in November—people of color, in general, and African Americans, in particular.


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