CIRCLE (The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement)
conducts research on the civic and political engagement of young Americans.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement

Black Youth Civic Engagement

July 7th, 2011
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I am at the Open Society Foundation in Washington, DC for a convening on Black Youth Civic Engagement, which has drawn many of the leading experts and activists on African American young people and politics. The CIRCLE PowerPoint that I presented provides an overview of this issue from our perspective.

African American Youth

Here is a sample graph from the presentation, showing that African American young people set the all-time record for youth turnout by any racial or ethnic group in 2008:

It’s important to note that the trend was already up in 2004, so the high turnout was not just an Obama effect.

One Response to “Black Youth Civic Engagement”

  1. loja de jogos Says:

    I would say its a Obama effect but if its already up in 2004 i am surprised.