Matthew Dowd once urged “white Christians” like him to “take a step back,” to allow women and minorities to lead
Liberal expert turned politician Matthew Dowd once called for “white Christian men” like him to be sidelined from politics.
Dowd, who launched a Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Texas, wrote an opinion piece for ABC News in 2018 appealing to his racial, religious and gender peers in response to the controversial appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
“Like a [W]As a Christian man in America, I am part of a declining subset that has held the levers of power politically and economically in almost every field throughout the history of the United States, ”Dowd wrote. “And although my Irish Catholic ancestors had to push for a seat at the table, we are still part of that dominant power group. Yes, the corridors of power have slowly let in some people of color, women, people. of a different faith, and people of a different sexual persuasion. [W]Christian men still dominate the rooms where most decisions are made… This has to change in a much more dramatic way. “
The former ABC News analyst insisted his demographic not wait for America’s “diverse population” to flourish, writing: “I would humbly suggest that we, as [W]Some Christian men take it upon us to take a step back and give more people who do not look like us access to the levers of power. “
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“We don’t have to wait and our country is in desperate need of more diverse leaders,” said Dowd. “It is this diverse leadership that will not only more represent what America looks like today, but it will give us the opportunity to find solutions that homogeneous models of leadership are not able to find.”
“Yes, let me repeat, we as [W]Christian men should do what true leadership requires and practice a level of humility that demonstrates strength by walking away from the center of the room and starting to cede our seats at the table, ”he said. immediately doubled. “We should take this step forward. not because we feel threatened, but because we know it is morally right and that is what would help America in this troubled time. The best leaders and agents of change are essential. And that’s what I and my fellow white Christians need to do more often. “
Dowd insisted that “we” don’t have to be the CEOs of virtually every big company or be “the majority of people with political power” as well as “the president” or “the president”. justice of the Supreme Court “.
“We don’t need to be the ones to dominate conversations and run meetings. Let others step in to fill this power vacuum,” Dowd wrote. “I can do a much better job myself in my personal and professional life. I don’t need to sit on the board of a business or nonprofit if there are other talented people standing next to it. I don’t have to always talk or try to arrange meetings I’m in. I should interrupt less and let other people from diverse backgrounds share their thoughts. “
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The leftist, who has long claimed to be independent, went on to suggest that the “drama” surrounding Kavanaugh’s confirmation “could have been avoided if [W]Some Christian men had more easily stepped back and handed the leadership to those who were not of the same sex, or of the same color, or of the same religion as us. “
“For my part, I am excited to see how a whole different group of people will lead and make our country and the Earth a better place,” Dowd wrote. “Let’s do this, guys. Let’s put the country and our fellow human beings first before our own egos. Let’s do this not out of a sense of insecurity that we are losing power, but out of a sense of security that others cannot as well. work better than we can do right now. “
“The biggest show of strength is putting someone else before us. Let’s show that we are that strong,” he added.
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The Dowd campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News requests, including whether he no longer believed white Christian men should “step down” and whether or not he would withdraw his candidacy if a woman or minority candidate enters. in the race.