Briahna Gray

Briahna Gray

Briahna Gray is the Senior Politics Editor at The Intercept. She is also an opinion columnist with a focus on progressive political messaging, as well as issues relating to identity and culture. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Current Affairs, and The Week, among others. Her insights regarding the weaponization of identity in the contemporary political sphere can be found in the Fusion documentary “Trumpland: Kill All Normies,” as well as a variety of podcasts and online programs, including NPR, TYT, and The Real News.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018
Beware the Race Reductionist
A hostage situation has emerged on the left. And progressive policies like Medicare for All, a $15 minimum wage, free public education, a Green New Deal, and even net neutrality , are the captives. The captors? Bad faith claims of bigotry. According to an increasingly popular narrative among the...
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Fetishizing "Identity Politics" Could Cost Democrats in 2020
Sanders campaign terraformed the landscape of political possibility: “Socialist” is no longer a slur , “Medicare for All” is a litmus test for 2020 hopefuls, and Americans are no longer so inured to the influence of money in politics. To millions on the left, the then-relatively unknown Vermont...
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"Sanders explained that he believes his agenda, which includes Medicare for All and free public education, will have an especially “profound and positive” effect on communities of color." (Photo: Sally Prevost/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, April 13, 2018
Bernie Sanders in the Deep South
Last week, I joined Bernie Sanders in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Sanders was overwhelmingly well received by both passersby and the local audiences who came to hear him speak. But so far, the media...
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