Ryan Grim is an American author, former Washington, D.C. bureau chief for HuffPost and The Intercept, and a progressive political commentator for The Young Turks.
This is a VERY special 2 guest bonus episode where Mitch addresses some of the criticism of Pete Buttigieg with Black voters, his outreach and his Douglass Plan for Black America. In this episode Mitch chat’s with Ryan Grim of the Intercept about where he grew up, his foray into covering racial inequality and some of his criticisms of Buttigieg’s campaign including the 400 questionable endorsements he received for his Douglass plan in South Carolina. In the second half of the pod, we run the second segment of a full episode we did with Nina Smith, Pete’s National Press Secretary where she response to some of Ryan’s critiques as well as my own questions and a few from you listeners out there in the twitterverse! If you’re looking to read up on what we covered in this episode: You can find an infographic explainer of Pete’s Douglass Plan (created by yours truly!) on Mitch’s website @ mitchgayns.com/the-douglass-plan. You can find the full Douglass Plan on Pete’s Website here: https://peteforamerica.com/policies/douglass-plan/ You can read Ryan Grim’s Article (Published 11/15/2019) on the South Carolina Endorsements on The Intercept Here: https://theintercept.com/2019/11/15/pete-buttigieg-campaign-black-voters/ As well as some other places the story was picked up including: Slate: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/11/mayor-pete-black-support-announcement.html Business Insider: https://www.businessinsider.com/pete-buttigieg-falsely-touted-black-support-south-carolina-douglass-plan-2019-11 Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/18/pete-buttigieg-black-american-douglass-plan-kenyan-photo/ You can follow Ryan & Nina on Twitter @RyanGrim & @ninasophia81. -- Learn more about Those People, and other guests from the show at www.mitchgayns.com. Support the show by buying some merch at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/mitchgayns or Buy Mitch and the Team a cup of coffee at: https://ko-fi.com/mitchgayns -- Music for this show: Those People, 2012, Justus Boyz (Intro): https://bit.ly/2lbdBJB Untitled, 2019, Mitch Gayns (Transitions) Those People, 2015, Amy Bezunartea (Outro): https://spoti.fi/2nhoOsH Trigger Warnings for this Episode: Examples of Racism and Racial Language. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thosepeople/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thosepeople/support
249 - Mayor Pete's Black Voter Problem with Ryan Grim by Katie Halper
Ryan Grim, author of We’ve Got People, on the long fight between insurgents and establishment in the Democratic Party. Then, Jenny Brown, author of Without Apology, on the history and politics of abortion in the United States (check out National Women’s Liberation and Redstockings).
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