Shut up white people, argues DNC chair hopeful

Ray Hunter
January 25, 2017

"It makes me sad that we're even having that conversation and that tells me that white leaders in our party have failed", Brown said.

"My job is to listen and be a voice, and my job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt", Boynton Brown said.

It's in that environment that the group Democracy in Color hosted the DNC chair candidates on Monday night in a forum focused on voters of color.

Others also running for the job to replace Debbie Wasserman Schultz and interim chair Donna Brazile included Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, and four others.

Fox News analyst Jehmu Greene, also a candidate for the chairmanship, said "the DNC did a piss poor, pathetic job" attracting minorities, adding that minority consultants "need to get the same resources that the white consultants have gotten".

One candidate declared at a forum Monday that white people need to "shut our mouths" and that her job is to "shut other white people down".

"Until we shut our mouths and we listen to those people who don't and lift our people up so that we all have equity in this country, so that we're all fighting alongside each other, so that we are all on the same page and we clearly get where we're going, we're not going to break through this".

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As Democrats look to who will fill the shoes of Rep. "What I would say the DNC needs to do is to offer itself, reform and make itself into the kind of place that Black Lives Matter feels it can channel its electoral energy".

Blake, a veteran of President Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the White House, announced that he was running for the position last December.

Beyond that, a number of up-and-comers are running to become the face of the anti-Trump opposition.

"We have to stop, particularly with the consultants", said Jaime Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

And finally, Pete Buttigieg, a white gay veteran, who is the current mayor of South Bend, located, as he put it, in 'Mike Pence's in'. She went on to suggest that the party's national leaders have not been living up to the values that they espouse.

'But, I will be very blunt, the DNC did a piss poor pathetic job of engaging young people of color in the 2016 election, ' she argued.

"This is not just rhetoric", Boynton Brown said.

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