Sen. Kamala Harris' dropping out of the Democratic presidential primary this week brought criticisms from Sen. Cory Booker and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, who pointed to the fact that the party’s next televised debate will likely include only white candidates on the stage. The development highlights once again the role that race will play in the 2020 election, as Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders work to improve their standing among black voters in comparison to former Vice President Joe Biden. On the Republican side, President Donald Trump doubles down on the white resentment politics that were central to his 2016 campaign.

To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards and Kaivan Shroff, founder of the group Millennial Democrats and a former digital organizer for Hillary for America.