In 2020 presidential race, can Joe Biden attract black voters?

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Former Vice President Joe Biden announced he’s running for president. Biden is the 20th Democrat to enter the race. Party strategists hope he’ll appeal to white working-class men who historically have voted for Democrats, but went for Trump in 2016. However, black women and women of color in general are the most solid block of votes for the Democratic party. At a forum in Texas last night, eight of Biden’s opponents had to answer one big question: “Why should women of color vote for you?”

Credits

Guests:
Zahra Billoo - executive director at CAIR-San Francisco/Bay Area, spokesperson for She the People Forum, Juanita Tolliver - campaign director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Rosalie Atkinson, Amy Ta