A Word … With Jason Johnson

Stacey Abrams Is Hot

Power broker, king-maker, bestselling novelist. Is there anything Stacey Abrams can’t do?


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.


About the Show

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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