Democrats need to get real about RFK Jr.’s strength with Black voters

Posted on AllSides November 23rd, 2023
From The Left
Shuran Huang for The Washington Post

“When White folks catch a cold, Black folks get pneumonia.” It’s a phrase I’ve heard my dad say many times, typically when fretting about finances or how the economy disadvantages people who look like us. A more literal manifestation of this idea turned up during the pandemic, when covid-19 devastated Black communities at rates that are still hard to grasp today.

It’s a concept that Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has become the face of a political movement defined by medical conspiracy theories, seems to understand. He received endless media coverage after telling a...

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