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100 B.U. L. Rev. 1613 (2020)
"Life for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair": Black Women Candidates and the Democratic Party

handle is hein.journals/bulr100 and id is 1643 raw text is: LIFE FOR ME AIN'T BEEN NO CRYSTAL STAIR:
BLACK WOMEN CANDIDATES AND THE DEMOCRATIC
PARTY
NADIA E. BROWN* & DANIELLE C. LEMI*
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION..............................................................................................1614
I. BLACK WOMEN CANDIDATES AND PARTY POLITICS ........................1617
A .  D em ocratic  Party.......................................................................1617
B. Black Women Candidates ..........................................................1620
II. DATA AND METHODS ........................................................................ 1623
A .  The  Samp le.................................................................................1623
B. The Method ................................................................................1625
III. BLACK WOMEN CANDIDATES' EXPERIENCES WITH THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY .........................................................................1626
A. The Democratic Party: Gatekeeping and Racial
Politics .......................................................................................1626
B. The Democratic Party: Hurt and Misgivings ............................1628
C. The Democratic Party: Pushback and Agency ..........................1631
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION..................................................................... 1633
* University Faculty Scholar; Associate Professor of Political Science and African
American Studies & Affialiate Faculty in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Purdue
University.
* Tower Center Fellow, John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, Southern Methodist
University.
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