the brothers and sisters ~ The Washington Post

Black politics 2.0: The post-Obama generation is so done with the Democratic Party’s old ways

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 By Marcia Davis


The U.S. progressive movement needs an overhaul, Phillips says, one that changes “the complexion of the leadership of its organizations, campaigns and institutions” — more people of color and fewer people with what he describes as “Smart-Ass White Boy Syndrome.” (That syndrome, he notes, is a matter of perspective and doesn’t just afflict white men.) He’s a co-founder of a group Quentin James created called Inclusv, a hiring tool to help campaigns find staffers of color.

Steve Phillips — a civil rights lawyer and longtime activist and strategist


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