I learned a long time ago that victories come so rarely, that you have to celebrate them when you have them. Last night two brilliant candidates won essential elections, but another brilliant candidate lost as well. Let me unpack and explain all three races.
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A new form of activism taking hold of the Black Lives Matter movement is the election of transformative candidates for government positions all across the country.
While many are working to tear down America’s justice system and build something new entirely, we must also recognize that while this system continues to stand, radically compassionate people must be put in office. Yesterday, three vitally important elections took place in Detroit and St. Louis. We fought hard on behalf of three brilliant Black women who ran against incumbent politicians and faced gross, blatant racism for congressional seats and district attorneys positions.
In today’s episode, Shaun breaks down the importance of these two historic wins, and the reason behind the devastating loss in Detroit.