We realized a black Democratic House member has never been elected to the Senate or become a governor. And that lead to an exploration about the kinds of black politicians who are winning statewide offices.
There’s a strong case that up to now, America’s political structure has allowed the emergence of only a certain kind of black candidate for the highest offices: one with stellar credentials in white-dominated spaces and relatively moderate politics.
The Narrow Path For Black Politicians Who Want To Be President - And How It's Changing ( / FiveThirtyEight)
"five black Democrats have either ran serious presidential campaigns or been widely touted as possible candidates by party officials or the media None of them ever served in the House." has a fascinating theory as to why that is.
No Black House member has ever been elected to the Senate, but several Black Senators have been considered for President, possibly due to their more moderate perceived ideology
"five black Democrats have either ran serious presidential campaigns or been widely touted as possible candidates by party officials or the media None of them ever served in the House." 's has a fascinating theory as to why that is.