LaFleur Stephens-Dougan is quoted in TIME on what to expect from the Vice Presidential debate, focused on the unfair standards faced by the first Black woman VP candidate:
...regardless of whether [Trump] had a COVID-19 diagnosis or not, there was likely to be some spin of her being too aggressive or that her questioning was problematic. Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t.
Stephens-Dougan is assistant professor of politics and a CSDP faculty associate. She is the author of “Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics" (University of Chicago Press 2020).