Mar 23, 2022 • 26M

The Black Boom

A conversation with Wall Street Journal columnist and author Jason L. Riley

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Conversations with heterodox authors and journalists from around the world, asking the questions that are not being asked.
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In today’s media environment, there’s often a lot of unanswered questions. Because narratives are so powerful — and because the press is so polarized — there’s often pieces of information that don’t quite fit with any given story.

One fact I’ve been wondering about for some time: How Donald Trump managed to increase his support among Black voters in the 2020 election. Why haven’t we heard more discussion and debate around this?

What happened to increase Black voter support for Trump?

My guest on the podcast today has one possible answer.     

Jason L. Riley is a conservative commentator in the U.S. He’s a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His latest book is The Black Boom.

Jason L. Riley joins me to make the case that the lives of working-class Black people actually improved under Trump’s economic policies — that’s today on Lean Out.