September 30, 2019 - Buzzfeed Cites Shifting Strategy in How Harris Talks about Sexism and Racism

Buzzfeed profile of Harris includes an analysis of how Harris has shifted both strategy and messaging throughout her presidential campaign, including how she speaks about sexism and racism. Author Molly Hensley Clancy writes that Harris’ initial stump speech emphasized the need to “speak truths,” including that racism and sexism are real in this country. Clancy explains, “Harris has dropped those ‘truths’ from her stump speech, replacing them with a direct condemnation of Donald Trump,” and concluding with a call for unity. This observation raises questions about the Harris campaign’s strategic calculations and whether or not Harris’ direct confrontation of racism and sexism might have been less appealing in some early primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire.