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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Southern Political Expert Dr. Adolphus Belk, Jr. on Senator Bernie Sanders

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By Jasper Craven
Dr. Adolphus Belk Jr., a Winthrop professor who specializes in U.S. racial politics, said the poll didn’t show antipathy from black voters towards Sanders, but simply demonstrated a “lack of familiarity” with the Vermont Senator.
Belk said that while Clinton does have an organizational edge over Sanders, the former First Lady doesn’t have the strongest record on mass incarceration, which is a major issue for some African-Americans. He pointed to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which was championed by then President Bill Clinton in the 90s.
“As far as former Secretary Clinton is concerned, this has been a tough issue to negotiate,” Belk said. “Now people are starting to look more critically at the 1994 crime bill which had a rather deleterious impact when you think about the growth of mass incarceration.”
Rep. Clyburn, long considered one of the most powerful U.S. Congressmen, said Clinton’s strong number in the state could change as more voters are introduced to Sanders (He is touring the state Saturday).


  1. Excellent clarification of the facts. Hopefully, the mainstream media will have you on as a contributor to clear up their biased nonsense.