Van Jones: Today's Backlash Is Response to Yesterday's Victories

Progressives come together to discuss just what that word really means.

Van Jones

Four progressive heavyweights -- Van Jones from the Center for American Progress; Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar; anti-racism activist and author Tim Wise; and Rinku Sen, the executive director of the Applied Research Center and publisher of ColorLines -- came together to discuss the progressive movement primarily through the lens of race at the Facing Race national conference held in Chicago. Some of these issues included access to power, ideological shifts and the ways in which economics, class, gender and sexuality affect the issue of race and the progressive movement. Van Jones stated that progressives are feared, not because they lack power but because they are powerful. Hear, hear.

Read more at Colorlines. Check out a clip of the conference below:


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