Political Science (B.S.)
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Thesis (open access)
Dr. Richard Pacelle
Given the popular knowledge that with greater education comes the likelihood of higher voting participation rates among Americans, it is puzzling that African Americans have not been subject to a rise in voting participation that is equivalent to the increase in the rate of education attainment over the last four decades. This study is dedicated to explaining why education is a weak predictive factor for voting participation among African American voters. It ventures to suggest and support that communal factors tied to group membership exert a strong force on whether or not African American citizens vote.
Brown, Xavier Robert, "Solving the Puzzle of the Black Vote: Is Education Really the Missing Piece?" (2014). Honors College Theses. 24.