If you want a summary of the direction the Democratic Party is headed, look no further than Idaho Democratic Party Executive Director Sally Boynton Brown. Brown is a candidate to chair the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and during a candidate forum Monday she went on a tirade against white Democrats.
Oh, and by the way — Brown is, in fact, white:
“Black lives matter, and it makes me sad that we are even having that conversation,” Brown said. “And that tells me that white leaders in our party have failed.”
Becoming impassioned Brown added, “My job is to listen and be a voice. My job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt.”[…]
“This is not just rhetoric. This is life or death. This moment in our country the Democratic Party has the opportunity to do something different.”
Of course, Brown was far from the only candidate to malign whites:
Early on, many of the candidates targeted political consultancies owned by white people as one of the reasons for the Democratic Party’s poor showing in November.
“We have to stop, particularly with the consultants,” said Jaime Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. “You cannot come to the DNC and get a contract and the only minority face you have is the person answering the phone.”
Fox News analyst Jehmu Greene, also a candidate for the chairmanship, said “the DNC did a piss poor, pathetic job” attracting minorities, adding that minority consultants “need to get the same resources that the white consultants have gotten.”
Additionally, when host Joy-Ann Reid asked if the party should work with President Donald Trump, the resounding response was “no.” One candidate even called it a “ridiculous question.”