As the nation draws closer to Election (Tuesday, November 3, 2020), much attention has been given to White Christians and Evangelicals. The primary reason is that White Christians overwhelmingly voted to elect Donald Trump as president in 2016, and seem on course to make the same choice again in 2020.
Although he has lost some support among White Christians, White Protestants (78 percent) more than any religious group remain staunch supporters of Trump. But where do Christians of color fall?
Black Protestants (90 percent) overwhelmingly favor former Vice President Joe Biden, according to the Pew Research Center survey. Hispanic voters (67 percent) gravitate toward Biden.
Latino Americans could potentially swing the election either way in key states. They “are projected to be the largest minority to vote in the presidential election this year,” The New York Times reports. While Asian Americans are on course to become “the country’s largest immigrant group” by 2055, their communities currently account for six percent of the U.S. population. Perhaps that is why Asian voters don’t often appear on surveys reflecting the views of religious voters (or voters in general).
On a side-note, here are two video appeals to Taiwanese Christian communities by journalist Jeff Yang and to Korean Christian communities by actor Raymond J. Lee (adult language) that you may find intriguing.
As there remains a dearth of focus on ethnic minority voters, Christian and non-Christian, here is a roundup of articles reflecting various perspectives on Black, Latino, and Asian communities. If you are curious about the choices of ethnic minority Christians in the 2016 election compared to their White counterparts, start with How Christians of Color Compare to White Evangelicals on Politics and Race.
This list of news articles and op-eds reflecting perspectives of diverse Christian communities in relation to the 2020 president election is presented in order of publication date:
Who are the Asian Americans still voting for Trump in spite of his ‘China virus’ rhetoric? – October 27, 2020 – NBC News
Why workers will decide the 2020 election – October 27, 2020 – Fox News
Black church leaders urge congregants to vote in ‘Souls to the Polls’ movement nationwide – October 26, 2020 – The Christian Post
Are Asian Americans the Last Undecided Voters? – October 26, 2020 – The New Yorker
Christian College Faculty Aren’t Lining Up for Trump – October 16, 2020 – Inside Higher Ed
US elections: The African evangelicals praying for Trump to win – October 13, 2020 – BBC
Latino, Evangelical and Politically Homeless – October 11, 2020 – The New York Times
Abortion vs. character – In the Trump-Biden race, which issue matters more to Christian voters? – September 23, 2020 – The Christian Chronicle
How Asian Americans Are Thinking About The 2020 Election – September 18, 2020 – FiveThirtyEight
The White Man Leading the White Man’s Party and the White Church – August 4, 2020 – Faithfully Magazine
If You Are Pro-Life, You Must Also Be Antiracist – June 9, 2020 – Faithfully Magazine
Black Voters Deserve a Candidate Who Is Genuine on Justice, Mercy, and Equality – May 29, 2020 – Faithfully Magazine
Rev. Al Sharpton On The Black Evangelical Vote – April 8, 2020 – Religion Unplugged
What About Black Abortions? The Pro-Life Movement and African Americans – January 2019 – Faithfully Magazine
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