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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 02:03 PM Jan 2019

Should The Black Community Press Candidates For A Black Agenda? (Discussion and Poll) [View all]

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In a word, yes!

What is that agenda and whose responsibility is it to lay this out? Candidate or community? Should candidates lean into it (offering a black agenda) with the same gusto of laying out other agenda items (gay rights, environmental protections, worker's rights, women's rights, etc.)? Or, should they follow the model of President Obama and use the "rising tide lifts us all" model? (Just so you know, I am not making a critique of the former president. Just talking about strategy, here.)

This is a dinner table level discussion for kin folks. I think a healthy discussion occurred on Roland's show. If you have a moment, take a look. Let's discuss down below. Fair warning, there is some salty language in the clip. Please be advised if viewing at work.

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I think the candidate(s) should clearly lay out a black agenda.
4 (67%)
I think the black community should hold each candidate to a black agenda of our own choosing.
0 (0%)
I think the candidate(s) should follow the Obama model.
1 (17%)
Other (please explain down below).
1 (17%)
No, candidiates should stay away from topics of race. Period.
0 (0%)
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