How We Win the Midterms, Plus Black Landowners in North Carolina

How We Win the Midterms, Plus Black Landowners in North Carolina

How We Win the Midterms, Plus Black Landowners in North Carolina

On this week’s episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, Steve Phillips on voting, and Cameron Oglesby on Piney Woods.


How can we save democracy from white nationalism and right-wing authoritarianism? Steve Phillips argues that we need to organize and turn out the millions of non-voters—people of color and young people—with a long-term, data-based strategy. Steve’s new book is How We Win the Civil War: Securing a Multiracial Democracy and Ending White Supremacy for Good.

Also: a story about Black landownership, starting in Piney Woods, N.C., one of the oldest examples of uninterrupted land ownership by Black people in the US, going back to before the Civil War. Cameron Oglesby has that report.

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