Color of Change's Rashad Robinson on Black Politicians

At the Blogging While Brown conference in Los Angeles, the online activism group's newly minted executive director, Rashad Robinson, told The Root why African Americans should hold black politicians accountable.


Color of Change's newly minted executive director, Rashad Robinson, caught up with The Root at the 2011 Blogging While Brown Conference in Los Angeles. His online activism group hosted a panel on "Black Political Accountability in the Age of Obama" on July 9. The discussion included Jack and Jill Politics co-founder Cheryl Contee, Democratic National Committee new-media outreach manager Greg Greene and Color of Change campaign manager William Winters.

"Black folks need to hold black politicians accountable. It's the way to make black politicians better; it improves our community," said Robinson. Hear more in the video below, which was shot at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott by The Root's deputy editor, Sheryl Huggins Salomon.

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