All posts tagged: Presidential Election 2016

Black Lives Matter Demands a Presidential Racial Justice Debate

Originally posted on Black Millennials:
Black Lives Matter activists demand a DNC debate centering racial justice issues. Sign our Color of Change petition. It’s abundantly clear that a Democratic presidential debate solely focusing on racial justice issues is needed. The candidates can barely say “Black Lives Matter” without cringing, are mincing their words to appeal to those low-income centrist white voters residing in crucial swing states, and can hardly articulate a cohesive pro-Black platform that captures the state of emergency that Black lives currently exist in. The undertaking to perform in a racial justice debate is a daunting one. For the last few decades, the Democratic Establishment regarded the Black vote as a given. But now, as resurgent radicalism is reshaping the national pro-Black politic, Black voters are more aware that the Democratic Establishment colludes with the very systems and institutions that cripple, undermine, target, and brutalize Black bodies. From welfare reform, to tough crime laws and neoliberalism, the Democratic Party has aided in locking us in the socioeconomic underclass. And that’s exactly why this debate needs to…

Likes and Dislikes with the Republican Presidential Debate

Originally posted on Sex and Living with Your Parents:
I watched the debate in it’s entirely, all three hours. Now, I’m going to take my millennial opinion and thoughtfully discuss likes and dislikes with the first CNN Republican Presidential Debate. With all the pomp and circumstance before the show I didn’t feel like I was about to watch a debate. I felt like I was about to watch Michael Phelps in the 800 meter relay in the Olympics. Where’s Bob Costas? I would describe my personal politics views as nascent, democratic, left, and on the express train to the right. Let’s start with likes. Carly Fiorina is the girl on fire I wasn’t always on the Carly train, you know. I thought she came on too hard initially with her anti-Hillary rhetoric in the first debate. I’m all for not liking Hillary Clinton, I just don’t think it should be the focus when you are trying to galvanize a movement around you. Now, she’s killing it, and putting men in their place, which is always…