Race and Beyond

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Vision Is the Secret Sauce for the Democratic Nomination
#BlackLivesMatter and Black Immigration Network activists shout down the first of two Democratic presidential candidates at a Netroots Nation town hall meeting, July 18, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP/Ross D. Franklin)
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Vision Is the Secret Sauce for the Democratic Nomination

In a process that sets up a false dichotomy between economic and racial justice, the candidates for the 2016 Democratic nomination must present an inclusive vision that rallies political will for constructive change.

Sam Fulwood III

Romney’s Failing Etch-a-Sketch
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters about the secretly taped video from one of his campaign fundraising events in Costa Mesa, California on Monday, September 17, 2012 (AP/Charles Dharapak)
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Romney’s Failing Etch-a-Sketch

The Republican presidential candidate is trying to be everything to everyone, but Sam Fulwood III says being a hard-core conservative and trying to appeal to moderates isn’t working.

Sam Fulwood III

Facts Just Don’t Matter to Some People
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talks to his staff during a campaign stop in Manchester, New Hampshire, Monday, January 9, 2012. (AP/Jim Cole)
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Facts Just Don’t Matter to Some People

Too many Americans simply don’t care about facts and are willing to embrace candidates or activists who brazenly embrace bald-faced lies, writes Sam Fulwood III.

Sam Fulwood III

Trump Counts on the Crazies
Donald Trump's run for president has so far consisted of appealing to birthers and making insensitive comments about African Americans. (AP/Alex Brandon)
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Trump Counts on the Crazies

Stirring up racial feelings won’t get Donald Trump elected, and it’s bad for the country, writes Sam Fulwood III.

Sam Fulwood III