2020-03-02 11:33:47

The American Electorate is More Diverse Than Ever



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Onnesha Roychoudhuri; a writer, editor, and educator. Her work has been published in Rolling Stone, Boston Review, The Nation, American Prospect, Salon, and Mother Jones.

She is the co-founder of Speech/Act, an organization working at the intersection of storytelling and social justice. Her latest book is called The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America.

The battle for the Democratic nomination for President is officially approaching its peak as candidates scramble to win over the hearts, minds, ballot preferences of liberal voters. And their electorate.

People of color in particular, who tend to vote for Democrats, are a powerful force during their party’s primary races and as the American electorate becomes less white, their position in the general election is also critical.

Even President Donald Trump is enthusiastically campaigning for black votes.

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