American politics has never been truly devoid of racism. This most-recent election is no different. Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis urged Florida voters not to “monkey this up” when referring to his black opponent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Indicted California Rep. Duncan Hunter accused his opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar – who is half Mexican, half Palestinian – of “working to infiltrate Congress,” and referred to him as a “national security threat.” Then there was an ad released by the president himself that was considered so racist even Fox News rejected it. This week on State of Belief, host Rev. Welton Gaddy will speak with the Rev. Dr. Amos Brown, civil rights activist and president of the San Francisco branch of the NAACP, about racism in politics – and how we can push back against it.
Hear the full November 10, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.