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EllisonReport: #SegregationToday; Social Media & Politics; #VotingWhileBlack; Ground Games

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<a href=“https://www.flickr.com/photos/mdgovpics/">Jay Baker</a>
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 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.