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Stephen Wolf @PoliticsWolf
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This is a big deal. Capuano just conceded to Pressley, who will be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress. Identity politics isn't just some slur white progressive men can make, it's how we move the party to the left by becoming more inclusive
Repeat after me: All politics is identity politics at some level. It’s only those of the dominant identity who get to pretend otherwise
Call it a "Time for Change" if you will. Young progressive Democrats are the future of the party, & Dems should pay more attention to their demands
This wasn't a primary where voters ousted a Democrat who was out of step with his party. Capuano was fine by national standards, but voters just liked Pressley more & thought she could be a greater advocate for them
Both Democrats are favored to win in November
To those wrongly saying Pressley won because #MA07 is a minority district, eligible voters there are only 47% nonwhite & 23% black. But 65% of whites have college degrees, & college-educated whites + people of color is a winning combination for the Left…
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