What the Duckworth-AAPI episode revealed

2) The Democratic infighting over diversity is manna for the GOP. Administration officials want to keep the focus on hitting their vaccine goals and throwing money into the pockets of millions of Americans. Republicans want to put them on the defensive over culture issues.

3) The ordeal surfaced something that’s been bubbling for years. The Democratic Party holds up diversity as a key value and embraces intersectionality — but realizing that vision is much more complicated as more Americans (rightly) demand a seat at the table.

See, once you’re at the table, you’re going to use your voice to advocate for your community. Whether the old guard likes it or not. And appeasing every group isn’t easy, especially when one person can stymie your agenda if they’re not satisfied.