Bloomberg’s detractors make the blanket assumption that criminal justice issues are a high priority for the black electorate. That’s misleading.
The true test for Warren will not be her proposals. Warren’s ability to secure the nomination depends entirely on where she stands with Black voters.
Giving “talking point” answers, rather than substantive ones, Democrats are failing to prove that they can help the black community.
The moment, hence, presents a new imperative… it’s time to find both power and protection as a global Black Diaspora connected as one.
Voter suppression, apparently, isn’t a thing. That the Democratic candidates themselves didn’t raise it is telling.
“154 years after the original Juneteenth, it’s melancholic at best. There’s less celebration, more consternation…more frowned reflection.”
“How are schools treating (or mistreating) their Black and Brown students – and how is that treatment affecting those student outcomes?”
The comments earned Omar censure from her fellow House Democrats for evoking anti-Semitic clichés.
Every exchange should be an opportunity for everyone listening to walk away from it feeling as if there is, finally, a way to resolve it.