From street protests, to courtrooms, to classrooms, the role that race plays in public life stands among the most important, challenging, and contested issues in the effort to revitalize and protect American democracy. How—and even whether—to talk about race is a fundamental question for political leaders. What role does race play in shaping the threats to democracy in the United States? What are the implications of mobilizing voters around issues relating to race?
In his essay for the Democracy Endgame series, Ian Haney López addresses these questions and presents his case for a new narrative that redraws the dividing lines in American democratic life.
Read Ian Haney López’s essay, Can Democracy Survive Racism as a Strategy?
Join a webinar discussion with Ian Haney López and Tory Gavito on December 2nd, at 12:00PM EST. Register here.
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