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hi, I wrote about why progressive Black women and women of color might feel torn about Kamala Harris. Truth is, we are tired. We are gonna have to play defense because of racism and offense because she's moderate dem.…
Yet the defense against racist, sexist attacks must not interfere with the necessary offense required to push the Biden-Harris political ticket, for people who choose to play the electoral politics game.
When activists criticized President Barack Obama, we were scathingly reminded how hard it was for him to be a Black man in the White House. He had significant executive power to shift resources, call for legislation, and even free people from prison. We were told to wait.
Then, after eight years, we were told that too much was at stake to organize for free college, universal healthcare, the end to police and prison violence, and a clean planet. Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam” calls this “do it slow."

But that’s just the trouble, ‘Do it slow."
But no more imaginary ancestral, postmortem pleas on who died so that we can vote today. People fought & died for lots of reasons alongside voting, but most importantly, for the right of self-determination, which moderates defend for the right and dismiss for the left.
This generational fatigue, from Nina Simone to @ninaturner, from Fannie Lou Hamer to @CoriBush, compounds with the political fatigue of doing progressive work around a party that undermines progressive values. No more.
if we want to truly honor Black women’s labor and fatigue to change this country, the cost will be significantly higher than the price of the ticket to run it.
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