For the present time, race is far and away the factor that determines the way African-Americans vote. Forget class, gender, religion, age, income, education, occupation etc. etc. All that matters is whether a candidate is black or white. There are hard-working, family-oriented, well-educated, highly paid blacks who for some mysterious reason vote Democratic, although all the markers indicate that they should vote Republican. And this despite the fact that the Democrats are the party of slavery and the KKK. Academics tell us that race is a false category, but then they turn around and use it to rally the black vote.