We long for the same things as everyone else, and yet few campaigns treat us as if our experiences matter.
By Alicia Garza
Ms. Garza, a founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, is the head of the Black Futures Lab.
May 28, 2019
During election season, I always cringe when I see candidates eating fried chicken next to a bottle of hot sauce in Harlem or taking staged photos with black leaders. These shallow symbolic gestures are not a substitute for meaningful engagement with black voters. And candidates should know that we see right through them.