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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 02:01 PM

'Straight-up racist;' Massachusetts Democrats raise concerns with party leadership

Massachusetts Democrats, who won race after race in Tuesday's elections, appear to have a some racial tensions within their party.

In a televised interview that aired Friday night on WGBH, Suffolk County District Attorney-elect Rachael Rollins and state representatives-elect Nika Elugardo and Liz Miranda, all of Boston, pledged to be forceful agents of change, discussed how they built winning campaigns, and raised serious concerns with leadership in the Democratic party, with Elugardo describing the party as "straight-up racist."

"What I found was a little disappointing was that I think that the Democratic party of our commonwealth and across the country needs to take a look at themselves," Miranda told Basic Black host Callie Crossley. "We all won without major support for our primaries."

"Or any," added Rollins. "Stop being nice."

Read more: https://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/11/straight-up_racist_massachuset.html

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Tue Nov 13, 2018, 02:18 PM

1. That article is very inspirational.

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"It's already shifted. It shouldn't take 2018, for four black women to emerge for people to say, 'Oh what's the sauce?' I got so tired of getting that question. The sauce is we busted our behinds. The sauce is we know our communities ... And the other sauce is we included people that you ignored."

That's the sauce. That's what we ALL need to do, all Democrats. And not worry that our candidate is "someone white people feel comfortable voting for." or someone whom "Republicans demonize" or "If we personally want to have a beer with them."

Trust black women.

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