Why Black and Latino Independent Election Campaigns are Needed More than Ever

Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Thompson
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Linda
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Left Elect Conference
Host/Sponsor: 
Left Elect Conference
Abstract: 
After decades of voting for the Democrats and lesser evil politics the communities of oppressed nationalities face increased mass incarceration, police violence and profiling, discrimination in the criminal injustice system, unemployment and decreasing educational quality and opportunity. Should the communities of color continue to work within the Democratic Party or figure out how can we build a party that represents our interests and fights for health care, housing, justice, jobs and quality education.
Black Agenda Report, Georgia Green Party