Jason Johnson Quoted in The New York Times about First Presidential Debate

Dr. Jason Johnson was quoted in The New York Times article “The Subtle Phrases Hillary Clinton Uses to Sway Black Voters

Jason Johnson, political editor at The Root and professor of political science at the School of Global Journalism at Morgan State University in Baltimore, said Mrs. Clinton’s language showed how much she had evolved as a candidate, in reaction to the times.

“What she demonstrated was an incredible dexterity and adroitness that she has learned in the last year when it comes to discussing racial issues,” he said.

“This is not the Hillary Clinton of the 1990s,” he said.

“This is the Hillary Clinton who, like Bernie Sanders” and several other candidates, he added, “got smacked upside the head by the Black Lives Matter movement and realized that you can’t speak to these issues the way you used to.”

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