Alexsis Rodgers, president of Virginia Young Democrats, is one of the disappointed constituents who worked hard to elect some of the officials at the center of the Virginia controversies. Now, Rodgers says, the state Democratic Party must develop diverse leaders before there's another crisis.
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Virginia Democrats Now Look To Women Of Color For Leadership
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A model is seen wearing a black Gucci turtleneck with red lips. After the company was widely criticized for what many saw as resembling blackface, Gucci withdrew the sweaters from its shelves.
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A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stands at the center of Lee Circle along Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The commonwealth of Virginia has a complicated racial history that underpins many of today's political controversies.
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