Political Analysis

Paint Us As We Are

Black people are not going to be free by finessing white people into including us, as a people, as beneficiaries of their societal power.

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Opinion: The Maryland Democratic Party in 2022

Black people in Maryland, as is the case around the U.S., are a captured electorate of the Democratic Party. The core of the party, which is dominated by an overwhelmingly white donor class (made up of white corporate and political elites and a multiracial gatekeeper class), has benefited more from Black people’s consistent patronage than Black people have benefited from Democratic Party representation.

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