2020 Democrats ‘dramatically changing’ how they talk about race

2020 Democrats ‘dramatically changing’ how they talk about race
Elizabeth Warren gets intersectional at Medicare for All rally. PBS News Hour video

[Ed. – “Dramatically” seems a bit of a stretch, but you be the judge.]

Democrats thinking about running for president in 2020 are dramatically changing the way the party talks about race in Donald Trump’s America: Get ready to hear a lot more about intersectionality, allyship, inclusivity and POC.

White and nonwhite Democratic hopefuls are talking more explicitly about race than the party’s White House aspirants ever have — and shrugging off warnings that embracing so-called identity politics could distract from the party’s economic message and push white voters further into Donald Trump’s arms.

While the 2020 primary will feature debates about Medicare for all and college affordability, the Democratic base also wants to know how candidates will address systemic racism and what they think it means to be an ally to people of color.

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[Wait for it… – Ed.]

The shift is largely a response to Trump.

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