In the latest episode of Intersection, we continue our series examining the presidential candidates through the lens of identity. First Marco Rubio, then Ben Carson, then Donald Trump, and now: Hillary Clinton. How has the former Secretary of State’s approach to voters of color changed since her presidential bid in 2008? Will her policies be better or worse for America’s poor than Bernie Sanders’s? And how is she faring with women of different generations?
Georgetown professor and New Republic contributing editor Michael Eric Dyson joins the show to discuss Hillary Clinton’s evolution on issues of race. He also talks about his newest book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America.
Then, we take an intersectional look at Clinton and the broader Democratic primary race with three guests: ThinkProgress economic policy editor Bryce Covert, New York Magazine writer (and New Republic alum) Rebecca Traister, and Roosevelt Institute fellow Dorian Warren.
Lastly, Jamil Smith makes a special announcement. Take a listen to find out.
For more on Hillary Clinton and the Democratic race:
- Yes She Can: Why Hillary Clinton Will Do More for Black People than Obama, by Michael Eric Dyson for the New Republic
- There’s Nothing Inevitable About Hillary, by Rebecca Traister for the New Republic
- What Hillary Learned about Running While Female, by Rebecca Traister for New York Magazine
- Bernie’s Revolution vs. Hillary’s Getting Things Done, by Bryce Covert for The New York Times
- Who’s Excited about a Woman President? Irin Carmon for MSNBC
- Why Bernie Sanders Needs to Talk About Voting Rights, by Jamil Smith for the New Republic