The 2012 election solidified what was becoming clear in 2008 -- the American electorate is changing rapidly, and it's a topic worth talking about. Political and social activists came together during the Inauguration to talk about the shifts in the American electorate to the "New Majority" now made up largely of communities of color, women and youth.
During a small panel discussion, the group talked about effective online organizing and social media uses in communities of color, and the need to hold corporations and politicians accountable to enact the change we need in the country. Though the larger event that was scheduled to be open to the public was postponed, the small group discussion of this rising "New Majority" was recorded and can be viewed below.
Panelists included Aisha Tyler, comedian and author; Brandon Davis, National Political Director at SEIU; Julie Klausner, author; Zerlina Maxwell, Democratic political analyst; Arturo Carmona, Executive Director, presente.org, and Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color of Change. The discussion was moderated by Ana Kasparian, co-host of The Young Turks.
Click on the videos below to hear the panels thoughts, and stay tuned for a more in-depth discussion at a future date.
Part 1: Is the White Establishment Over?
Part 2: Beyond Corporate Media; Strategies for Progressives
Part 3: What Can Organizations Learn from Occupy and Anonymous?