Black Power in the New South?

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, speaks to supporters as his wife R. Jai Gillum listens during a Democratic Party rally Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

A surprising result of Democratic party primaries is that three African-Americans will be the Democratic candidates for governorships in the South: Andrew Gillum in Florida, Ben Jealous in Maryland, and Stacy Abrams in Georgia. A win by one would be significant. Wins by two would be a game changer. Wins by all three would indicate a shift in the tectonic plates of American politics.

The most important of the three races is in Florida, a state that has played a key …

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