Im glad you asked. Have I got a thread for you
If blk support wasnt automatic for him, it wont be for Harris and Booker 2/?
This drastically oversimplifies black political behavior. Our use of race us much more complex than that... 3/?
This is what @chryllaird and Ismail White call “social accountability”
You all ask amazing questions!
I argue that Black people expect *and prefer* candidates (black & white) who put the black community’s interests above their own individual interests. 5/?
How can Harris and Booker or Biden and Sanders do this?? ::said in anguish::
Be ye not dismayed for I bring you a theory!
And they can do this in two ways- personal sacrifice or social connection.
It means that Booker and Harris along with all the other Dems have to prove that they will prioritize black voters in ways that are not inherently known based solely on skin color.
They have to prove it!
But they cant appeal 2 much b/c that would isolate white voters. Its a tightrope
Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk.
Questions? Comments? Concerns? Candy?
I want to be clear that Im not arguing that black voters are not a monolith. We are a beautiful people with varied opinions and ideologies. That said, big picture things like racial equality, policing of black bodies, etc matter to *most* of us in important ways