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Angela Davis to vote for Joe Biden, ‘candidate who can be most effectively pressured’ by left


Famed Marxist intellectual and activist Angela Davis trended Monday on social media after throwing her support behind Joe Biden for president, calling it crucial to back the candidate “who can be most effectively pressured” by the left.

“I don’t see this election as being about choosing a candidate who will be able to lead us in the right direction,” said Ms. Davis, University of California Santa Cruz professor emeritus, in a video clip. “It will be about choosing a candidate who can be most effectively pressured into allowing more space for the evolving anti-racist movement.”

Her statement came in a June 15 interview with RT, or Russia Today, an outlet funded by the Russian government. Her comments trended on Twitter as an apparent vehicle for drumming up leftist support for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, the putative Democratic presidential nominee.

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“Biden is very problematic in many ways, not only in terms of his past and the role that he played in pushing toward mass incarceration, but he has indicated that he is opposed to disbanding the police, and this is definitely what we need,” said Ms. Davis.

She then added: “But, I say but, Biden is far more

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