With Joe Biden having picked Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first Black woman on a presidential ticket, a group of DNC heavyweights including Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama's former Chief of Staff, Tina Tchen, have penned a warning to media outlets against perpetuating 'racist, sexist tropes.'
For example, "Reporting on and using pictures of women's, particularly black women, show of anger at injustice or any other kind of passion in communication perpetuates racist tropes that suggest unfairly that women are too emotional or irrational in their leadership or worse "hate America."
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Democrats in politics issue a letter to Democrats in media on how to report on Joe Biden's vice presidential pick.
They invoke George Floyd's name to suggest that criticizing the pick is inherently racist pic.twitter.com/p5NX2REJv4