- Mar 13, 2022
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It seems while the Republicans are expanding their appeal to minority middle-and working-class voters, the Democrats are doubling down on making everything about race. Which means, of course, that they are doubling down on their lies about the nature of US society:
President Biden’s history-making nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court set a new marker in the Democrats’ pursuit of diversity politics that now permeates the party’s agenda.
With Mr. Biden’s now-fulfilled pledge to nominate a Black woman to the high court and policy goals on election laws, policing, child care and education, Democrats have thrust race and diversity to the forefront of the political conversation.
They also are testing whether going all-in on identity politics is a winning formula at the ballot box.
Steve Phillips, the author of “Brown is the New White” and founder of the race-focused activist group Democracy in Color, said Democrats are making the smart move. He said the party is creating a “new American majority coalition” composed of liberal Whites and voters of color.
“People of color are the most Democratic voters, so logic dictates that you should maximize the number of votes from your strongest supporters,” Mr. Phillips said. “To increase turnout of a constituency grappling with the manifestations of systemic racism, you have to convince those people that you care about and will improve the conditions of their lives.”