The attorney and political analyst dishes out plenty of insightful and nuanced takes as author of "The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide" and host of Peacock's "Zerlina."
Zerlina Maxwell has something to say—and paired with a particularly prescient lens on American politics, she has rightfully earned her status as a political expert. A veteran of both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaigns, the attorney and political analyst is no stranger to the nuances, intersections and increasing divisions among those on the left, prompting her to write 2020's "The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide." Since the acclaimed book's publication last July—and earning a spot in The Root 100 Class of 2020—the MSNBC pundit and co-host of Sirius XM's Signal Boost scored another major platform when she launched her eponymous news program, "Zerlina," on Peacock last October. And like her many mediums, in which she demystifies current events, policy making and feminism, Maxwell believes there are myriad ways to become politically engaged, as she told The Root. "You can run for office. You can volunteer on a campaign. You can elect people, or elect activists," she said, "and you can change and shape the world around you."