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Raphael Warnock’s Win Is One for the History Books

posted on January 6, 2021

The New York Times‘ Astead Herndon reports on the significance of the Rev. Raphael Warnock’s Senate win in Georgia. His victory, Herndon writes, is “a generational breakthrough for Southern Black Democrats.” The pastor of MLK’s former church, Ebenezer Baptist, Warnock and his sermons became the source of attack ads painting him as a radical. “Nevertheless, Mr. Warnock’s journey from Black pastor to Black senator is an exercise of a different type of faith: It’s a belief that American politics can change from the inside, that the Democratic Party’s most loyal voters can see themselves represented in Congress.”


Read at The New York Times