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Race & Politics - The Place of Race in the Democratic Primaries (Jamelle Bouie)

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

133 S. 36th Street, Room 250 (The Forum)
Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
Free and open to the public / Food provided


EVEN AS IT SEEKS TO ENTER THE 2020 ELECTION united around the goal of defeating President Trump, the Democratic Party is working through longstanding issues of policy, politics, and identity during the primaries. How has (or hasn't) race factored into these debates so far, and how might it affect the ultimate selection of a nominee? JAMELLE BOUIE, who has been a thoughtful commentator on the intersection of race and politics through several election cycles, leads what promises to be a far-ranging conversation on these and other issues surrounding the 2020 elections.

JAMELLE BOUIE, based in Charlottesville, Virginia and Washington D.C., is a columnist for the New York Times and political analyst for CBS News. He covers campaigns, elections, national affairs, and culture. Prior to the Times, he was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine. And before that, he was a staff writer at The Daily Beast and held fellowships at The American Prospect and The Nation magazine.

This event is part of the Mitchell Center's RACE & POLITICS Series, a partnership with The Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGAPSA).