Political Views of African-Americans
Home Box Office and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies co-sponsored a forum on the political views of African-Americans… read more
Home Box Office and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies co-sponsored a forum on the political views of African-Americans regarding the 1992 presidential elections. The forum accompanied the release of a survey conducted in June by HBO and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies on the presidential preferences of African-Americans. The nationwide poll of 750 African-Americans found that 43 percent favored Democratic candidate Gov. Bill Clinton, with 31 percent either undecided or choosing none of the major candidates. Speakers in the forum addressed political issues affecting African-Americans including civil rights and urban unrest. The speakers responded to questions from the audience following their prepared remarks. Audio difficulties occurred toward the end of the question and answer period for approximately one minute. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- David A. Bositis Research Associate Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
- Emanuel Cleaver II Mayor [D] Kansas City
- Michael Fuchs Chairman HBO
- Sonja Jarvis Executive Director National Black Voter Participation
- Alvin Perlmutter President and CEO Alvin H. Perlmutter Inc.
- Kevin Phillips Publisher and Editor American Political Report
- Maxine Waters U.S. Representative [D] California
- Roger Wilkins Senior Fellow Institute for Policy Studies
- Eddie N. Williams President Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
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