Monitor: Election 2020

The Iowa Caucus Is for Whites, and Not Anyone Else

Recent rule changes won’t fix our ongoing electoral diversity problem

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign stop at Tipton High School on December 28, 2019, in Tipton, Iowa. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

InIn 1972 the first Black woman ever elected to Congress, Shirley Chisholm, ran for president of the United States with the campaign slogan “Unbought and Unbossed.” That same year the Democratic Party…