Opinion contributor Sara Sadhwani has a piece in The Hill examing why people of color should care about the January 6 select committee’s hearings.

Sadhwani writes:

The last half century has been marked by communities of color, who have been marginalized and disenfranchised, fighting for a seat at the table in American politics: From Black civil rights leaders marching on Washington, to Asian Americans fighting for acknowledgement after being interned during World War II, and Latinos advocating for immigration policies that reflect not only the needs of the receiving country, but the values and rights of immigrants themselves.

But as the Jan. 6 hearings have revealed, the game being played by President Trump and those he represents is not aimed at merely limiting or excluding groups from participation in the American table, but to burn the entire table down. With bombshell after bombshell of shocking testimony on how former president Donald Trump actively tried to incite violence and overturn the outcome of the election on Jan. 6, one thing has become clear: American democracy is in peril.

“Bombshell after bombshell.”

But democracy itself is in peril. They need to ensure that Donald Trump can never again hold elected office because he’ll end democracy by making sure the states all pass voter suppression laws like the ones that cost Stacey Abrams the governorship.


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