This is great! The more the Dems do this sort of thing, the better. It only exacerbates the (aforementioned) inexorable racialization of party politics in the U.S.:
Tuesday, a website associated with #BlackLivesMatter movement posted a petition demanding the DNC create an additional debate to focus only on issues of importance to the black community: “It is not enough to poll the Presidential candidates on whether or not they think ‘Black lives matter’ or ‘All lives matter’ – we deserve substantive responses – including and in addition to criminal justice reform, what will the presidential candidates do to ensure that Black lives matter?”
DNC officials, and particularly chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have long resisted calls to schedule additional debates. But the DNC met the activists halfway, offering to host a town hall instead.
‘We believe that your organization would be an ideal host for a presidential candidate forum — where all of the Democratic candidates can showcase their ideas and policy positions that will expand opportunity for all, strengthen the middle class and address racism in America,” DNC CEO Amy K. Dacey wrote in a letter to #BlackLivesMatter activists, including Deray McKesson.
Let’s hope this event is televised. What do you think working class white Democrats, who have voted the party line their whole lives because… well, that just what you do, will react to this?
At the last Dem debate, when asked “Black Lives Matter, or All Lives Matter?”, every candidate on the stage responded (in essence) “Black lives matter.”
I was hoping and praying millions of white Democrats watched that.
Never did I imagine we can now get a full 2+ hours of it in the future.