Late to the party: Even more Democrats enter the race for 2020

Late to the party: Even more Democrats enter the race for 2020

Matt Viser on late entries into the 2020 race. Neena Satija investigates the policies that ensnared child migrants in an administrative headache. And author Jacqueline Woodson with untold stories about black domesticity in her latest, “Red at the Bone.”

After nine prospects leave, two dip their toes into the Democratic governmental race

Former Massachusetts guv Deval Patrick signed up with the Democratic governmental contest on Thursday, asserting that he wishes to build a “better, more sustainable, more inclusive American Dream,” and knocking top candidates whose campaigns he says do not “take the moment.”

Patrick got in the race just days after previous New York mayor Mike Bloomberg started making his own strategies to sign up with the field– less than 3 months prior to the Iowa caucuses.

” Every prospect getting in now has a tactical disadvantage,” national political press reporter Matt Viser says. “The one advantage that they see is a field that still feels a bit uncertain– things can take place anytime that can alter the shapes of the race.”

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Preparation the crisis at the southern border

When thousands of migrant children wound up stranded in U.S. Border Patrol stations in the spring, the Trump administration identified the crisis as a spontaneous result of the record crush of migrants frustrating the U.S. migration system.

But the backup was likewise an outcome of policy choices that authorities knew would capture unaccompanied minors in governmental tangles and leave them in squalid conditions, according to dozens of interviews and internal files evaluated by The Washington Post.

” We in fact asked federal government officials if this border backup that occurred this summer season was deliberate in any method,” investigative press reporter Neena Satija says. “Or possibly not deliberate, but that it will assist the deterrent result.”

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‘ I like to compose versus stereotype’

Jacqueline Woodson’s most current book, “Red at the Bone,” begins with a girl getting ready for her coming-of-age party in 2001 Brooklyn. She sits, lightly tracing a lovely dress that, in another life, would have been worn by her mother, had she not gotten pregnant at15

However Woodson’s time-hopping story– which traces the effects of race, religious beliefs, sexuality and class through 3 generations of a black household in Brooklyn– does not go according to stereotype.

” This concept of the tragic pregnant teenager is one we see once again and once again,” Woodson states. “And that sense of taken childhood and poverty and the reality that the only teenagers that get pregnant are bad ones. All of those were messages that I feel like society regurgitates into the world– and I wanted to inform a different story.”

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