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Steven Phillips

Steven Phillips is a left-progressive political operative associated with the PowerPAC+ and Democracy in Color political committees.

Phillips is the husband of heiress and liberal advocacy donor Susan Sandler.

The New American Majority

Steven Phillips in his book Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority presents his view that Democrats and progressives should ignore “white swing votes” and instead focus more on the “New American Majority.” [1] By this, he refers to the 51% majority of progressive white and nonwhite voters he believes has emerged from the “explosive growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years.” [2] He wrote on the website of his Super PAC PowerPAC+, “Any person of color who’s ever had a Thanksgiving or holiday discussion with their relatives can confirm that not all people of color are progressive […] In elections, however, people of color have fairly consistently voted to support Democrats and progressive issues.” [3]

Those that have praised the book and Phillips’ ideas include Democratic operative John Podesta, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ), CNN contributor Van Jones, and Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden.

References

  1. Devine, Shane. “Steve Phillips: Putting Identity Politics into Practice.” Capital Research Center. January 19, 2020. https://capitalresearch.org/article/steve-phillips-putting-identity-politics-into-practice/ ^
  2. Devine, Shane. “Steve Phillips: Putting Identity Politics into Practice.” Capital Research Center. January 19, 2020. https://capitalresearch.org/article/steve-phillips-putting-identity-politics-into-practice/ ^
  3. Devine, Shane. “Steve Phillips: Putting Identity Politics into Practice.” Capital Research Center. January 19, 2020. https://capitalresearch.org/article/steve-phillips-putting-identity-politics-into-practice/ ^
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