Ayanna Pressley at a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh outside an expected speech by U.S. Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in Boston, U.S., October 1, 2018 (REUTERS/Brian Snyder).
From the moment they entered the political sphere in the US, politicians of color and female politicians — many of whom were barred from formal entrance in the political sphere — have been marginalized by white men because of their race, their gender, or their religious beliefs.
This past week was no exception. On May 13, President Donald Trump lambasted Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian American Congresswoman from Detroit, for her recent comments on the Holocaust. Earlier this year, Trump lodged a Twitter missive against Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, the first Black Muslim woman elected to Congress, which resulted in countless death threats against her. While it is tempting — and convenient for the Democratic party — to think…
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