Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Women of Color and the “Gender Gap” Troubling for Republicans

May 26th, 2014 No comments

By: Stephen McLendon

Blog Category: Race & Religion

Women of color have recently been nicknamed the “gender gap” and have been a source of trouble for conservative Republicans.  This title has been derived from their alleged swing vote resulting from differing candidates’ stance on religious issues, such as abortion and birth control.  However, this “gender gap” ideal assumes that women of color vote solely based on issues dealing with their reproductive rights.   The truth is that their vote extends past issues solely of race and religion.

Women of color, single, and low-income women are directly affected by Republican policies extending beyond race and religion.  The largest issue for these groups of women is healthcare and what the new Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) has to offer.  These groups of women also vote based on education and job policies.  So, the next time Republicans alter their policies based on this “swing vote” group, they will need to change their stance on more than just issues of race and religion.

The opinions expressed herein are strictly those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race.  


Zerlina Maxwell, Black Voters, Not the ‘Gender Gap,’ Won Virginia for McAuliffe, (November 1, 2013), available at

Spring/Summer 2014 Blog Topics

April 20th, 2014 No comments

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 The Widener Journal of Law, Economics and Race would like to announce the topics of our Spring/Summer 2014 blogs!


Our blogs will feature the following four topics:

      1)  Domestic Violence Issues and the Law, Economics, & Race

2)  International Law & Race

3)  The Economics of Environmental Regulation

4)  Religion & Race 


New blog entries will be added every Monday. Thank you for supporting the Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race!