This Sunday in #nerdland: Hillary Clinton 2.0 and Race Talk.
Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for President, held her first big campaign rally on Saturday on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan – and re-introduced herself to the Democratic base that she hopes will make her the first woman to be President. But here’s the thing about presidential elections: It’s all about turnout. Can she turn President Obama’s base into her own? Our panel will discuss these questions and more!
- Cristina Jimenez, co-founder and the Managing Director, United We Dream
- Rebecca Traister, senior editor of The New Republic
- Jamelle Bouie, staff writer at Slate
- Jamira Burley, co-founder of GenYNot
- Katon Dawson, South Carolina Perry campaign director
Then, Rachel Dolezal, a name that has the country erupting over racial identity. Host Melissa Harris-Perry will continue her discussion on the issue of policing racial boundaries and the concept of “trans-racial.”
And, the summer fun that turned into jaw-dropping chaos in McKinney, Texas. We’ll discuss housing discrimination and integration and how those things relate to the McKinney pool party that captured the attention of the nation. We’ll also discuss the trauma that dehumanizing interactions with the police can have on a person, in particular youth.