Buried in the mounds of data fleshing out what happened in the midterm elections is an interesting take on blacks.
Nationwide data on black voting in this election cycle do not point to much change. Various polls over recent months seemed to indicate that blacks were starting to warm up to Republicans and President Donald Trump.
But blacks went 90 percent for Democrats and 8 percent for Republicans. Pretty much business as usual.
However, digging down, we find something interesting.
Blacks ages 18 to 29 voted 82 percent for Democrats and 14 percent for Republicans. That seems to point to change taking place among young blacks.
Lending support to this conclusion is the fact that in the 2014 midterms, 18- to 29-year-old blacks voted in concert with the overall average: 88 percent for Democrats and 11 percent for Republicans.
Either we have a fluke in this year’s midterms or some kind of change in political thinking is taking hold among young African-Americans.