Ludovic Blain, executive director of the California Donor Table, a statewide community of donors that invest in communities of color, told me that Democratic politicians need to disentangle themselves from corporate interests because “in California corporate interests are exactly contrary to Black community interests.”
“That means when dealing with housing, not listening to Realtors and building real housing. Not listening to the oil companies and actually protecting the environment. Not listening to the gig companies and actually protecting workers. Not listening to the police unions and actually investing in public safety,” Blain said.