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Ethan Grey @_EthanGrey
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Yes, white male voices are given undue deference by virtue of being white and male. The solution to that isn't continuing to reinforce that uneven playing field, it's by actually leveling the playing field. Use your privilege to elevate the voices of women and people of color.
And if you've looked at what's happened over the past several years and have concluded "Democrats just need to nominate a white guy!", you're part of the problem, not the solution. You're actively trying to appease racists and misogynists who likely won't even vote for us anyway.
Furthermore, if your fear of Democrats nominating a woman or a person of color is grounded in fear of Republican attacks, I've got news for you: they will attack us no matter who we put forward. Focus more on learning how to respond to their attacks instead of running from them.
SO MUCH of what's been wrong with more traditional Democratic strategies has been grounded in undue fear of alienating a certain slice of white voters that won't vote for us in droves anyway, and yes, "Just nominate a white guy!" is a subset of that problem.
Anyway, I really don't want to hear "Just nominate a white guy!" again. We elected a Black President with the name Barack Hussein Obama twice. We win when we fearlessly celebrate our party's diversity.
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