Kai Wright is features editor of The Nation. His reporting and writing has focused on racial justice, economic inequity, healthcare and sexuality. He is the former editorial director of Colorlines, a longtime fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute and a regular analyst for a range of broadcast programs. You can follow him on Twitter @kai_wright.
As long as rightwingers remain the loudest voices talking about race, they'll continue to dominate the conversation.
The Democrats' timid rejoinder to the GOP's summer of demagoguery reveals how afraid they are of debating our defining values.