Getting Out Of The ‘Sunken Place’ Of Politics: Black Women Are Key To Future Progressive Wins


Getting Out Of The ‘Sunken Place’ Of Politics: Black Women Are Key To Future Progressive Wins

When Georgia State House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams—a Black woman—recently declared her gubernatorial run, news agencies rightly noted that her candidacy holds the potential to shatter one of America’s still-countless glass ceilings.
But Abrams’ campaign is momentous in other ways that could have even greater, more long-term effects on the political landscape.
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Abrams’ candidacy gifts the Democratic infrastructure with a clear opportunity to invest in its under-appreciated and under-supported backbone: Black women. It also offers Black women voters a high-profile vehicle for demonstrating that the …

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