EllisonReport: #SegregationToday; Social Media & Politics; #VotingWhileBlack; Ground Games
The Ellison Report is a weekly journal of politics, policy, and the people.
PART I: Brookings’ Richard Reeves tells us why poverty—not race—is the real challenge for segregated schools, and that improving school quality is key to closing racial achievement gaps.
PART II: Mike Smith of GreenSmithPR offers thoughts on how social media has either enhanced … or ruined the political process. The state of the ground games, both presidential and down-ballot.
PART III: Rashad Robinson, ColorOfChange PAC, explains what they’re trying to do with #VotingWhileBlack and why the Black vote can’t just simply be about “harm reduction” anymore – it’ll have to be about much more than that. The state and local races his new PAC is focused on and how much money raised.