GVPT Professor Chryl Laird, whose research focuses on the voting patterns and political behavior of Black voters, was quoted and cited in the February 18, 2022 cover story of Newsweek magazine.
”Democratic affiliation is also as much a cultural and social construct among Black voters as an ideological one, says University of Maryland political scientist Chryl Laird, co-author of Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Black Political Behavior. ‘Black conservatives who might wish to support the Republican Party may not do so openly because they are concerned about their standing within the Black community,’ she says.”
The full article contains several more quotes from and references to the work of Professor Laird.
Photo-illustration by Gluekit for Newsweek; source photos by Getty.