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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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Identity Politics Are A Double-Edged Sword

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BY FROMA HARROP The recent primaries, particularly on the Democratic side, have unleashed a pack of first-ism cliches. If elected in November, Andrew Gillum would become “Florida’s first black governor” [CNN]. Stacey Abrams in Georgia could be “America’s first black female governor” [Time]. Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee in Colorado, could become “America’s first openly […]
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Froma Harrop
Froma Harrop
Harrop is an American writer and author. She is best known for her bi-weekly syndicated column which appears in about 200 news outlets including the Seattle Times, Newsday, Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, Arizona Republic, Detroit News, and Real Clear Politics and The Providence Journal. She is represented by Creators Syndicate Inc. in Los Angeles. Media Matters ranks her column 20th nationally in total readership and 14th in large newspaper concentration.