The left is ruled by identity politics.
That is creating a potential problem for the next Democrat debate. The only candidates who have qualified for the event so far are white.
This is causing some panic on the left.
Possibility of All-White Debate Stage Has Democratic Candidates Squirming
The party constantly lecturing America on the importance of diversity is set to have an all-white debate stage in the upcoming Democratic presidential debate scheduled for Dec. 19th.
“Diversity is a strength!” doesn’t seem to be resonating much with the Democratic Party these days. The candidates who currently qualify for the upcoming debate are former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar, as well as South Bend Mayor Peter Buttigieg and hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer.
The best part is watching the Democratic candidates squirm to explain why the process has weeded out any people of color two months before the first caucus takes place in Iowa. On Friday, Joe Biden admitted the current crop of candidates is “not representative of the party” but quickly added that “you can’t dictate who is going to be the nominee, who’s going to be able to garner votes, who’s going to be able to stay in the race.”
You see a lot of this talk on Twitter:
Kamala Harris officially ended her campaign today, which means that all of the candidates who currently qualify for the December Democratic debate are white (Sanders, Warren, Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Steyer).
White supremacy is not just a Fox News problem, folks.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) December 3, 2019
There was a coordinated right wing campaign against Harris, and a lot of those talking points were taken up by liberals, and now we’re set to have an all white debate stage. That’s how this works. We’re not immune because we’re liberal.
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) December 3, 2019
With Kamala Harris out, the debate stage in December at this point will be all white candidates. Striking for a field that was historically large and historically diverse. Here's who has qualified:
— Matt Viser (@mviser) December 3, 2019
Maybe more Democrats should have supported Kamala Harris.
Isn’t this a problem of the party’s own making?