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Episode Notes

Stacey Abrams dealt with a narrow—and tainted—loss in the Georgia governor’s race by helping to turn her red state blue in 2020. On today’s episode of A Word, she tells host Jason Johnson about her campaign plans, her voting-rights fight, and her worries about economic boycotts as a political tactic.

Guest: Stacey Abrams, politician, author, and the founder of the voting rights group, Fair Fight

Podcast production by Ahyiana Angel and Jasmine Ellis.

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America doesn’t need another conversation about race. At least, not the kind we’ve been having … the ones that are sparked by a crisis and move quickly from shock to empty promises to forgetting. No. What America needs are REAL conversations about race—ones that shine a light on the facts, the history, and the reality of how race plays out in our politics and society. That’s what Slate offers each week on A Word … with Jason Johnson. A veteran political commentator, Johnson will bring his incisive wit to thoughtful discussions with leaders, journalists, and other change-makers who will tell the truth about America’s challenges around race and offer ideas on the way forward.

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