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Businessman and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang laments the fact that he was the only person of color on the democratic debate stage Thursday night.
“It is both an honor and a disappointment to be the lone candidate of color on the stage tonight,” Yang said during the debate.
Thursday in the debate occurred only a few weeks after Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., fell out of the 2020 race, creating a top-tier white candidate.
“I miss Kamala, I miss Cory, although I think that Cory is again said to be” Yang, referring to sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J. Booker, remained in the race but was unable to qualify for Thursday in the debate.
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Yang went on to suggest that he is the only candidate of color on the stage, because minorities lacked the disposable income.
“You know what you need to donations to political campaigns? Disposable income,” he said under the applause.
“The way we fix that is, we take Martin Luther King, the message of a guaranteed minimum income, a freedom, a dividend of $1,000 per month for all Americans-not I would guarantee if we had a freedom, the dividend … I would be the only candidate of color on this stage tonight,” he said.
Yang was not the only one to note that the 2020 was a predominantly white for a party that claims to be a champion of diversity.
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Aimee Allison, a leading progressive activists complained to Harris’ departure from the race, noting that it Links to you only white candidates to participate in the debate.
“It is a sad state of Affairs six of the white candidates on the stage, many of whom may not speak black women are the powerhouse voters-and we are in this moment, wherever we went, from the most diverse set of candidates in the history-in my life-to have an all-white stage,” Allison said MSNBC’s Ali Velshi.
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Yang’s remarks came in the midst of a Los Angeles Times report claims that progressive leader mayor Pete Buttigieg as a symbol of white privilege.
“There is frustration that Pete is the living and breathing embodiment of white male privilege,” Rebecca Katz, who is leading a progressive consulting company, said the paper.