When she lost in 2018, the party establishment took that as proof that she and her state weren’t worth the investment. In 2020, her work may save the party and the country.
Christina Greer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus. Her research and teaching focus on American politics, black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, Congress, New York City and New York State politics, campaigns and elections, and public opinion. She is a commentator on MSNBC, NY1, and WNYC, and co-host of the FAQ NYC podcast.
To include Abrams among the junior "rising stars” sends a clear signal as to how the Democratic Party views Black women in leadership positions.
Biden is a type that Black people know well: Someone who is at times a bit too familiar and who has made missteps, but at the end of the day is learning from his mistakes.
The stakes couldn’t be higher: Past the presidency, the elections will affect the Census, the redrawing of political lines, and the allocation of resources and political power.
She’s succeeded at everything she’s ever done (except one rigged election). And she excites millions. You bet she’s ready.
His belated and convenient stop-and-frisk mea culpa might be good enough for voters concerned with beating Trump, and protecting the fraught gains of the past half-century.
She’s the front-runner in the May 22 Democratic primary and within spitting distance in the polls of the putative GOP nominee. Hello, Georgia? History calling!