COLORADO POLITICS — Last week, Saira Rao was running to represent Denver in Congress. This week, she says she’s given up on white people.

The Democrat, the daughter of Indian immigrants, on Thursday retweeted a New York Times column by Emory University professor George Yancy titled “Should I Give Up on White People?” that posted in April.

Rao wrote in her tweet above Yancy’s column, “Short and long answer: YES.”

I spoke with Rao about it Friday morning. After I pointed out that giving up on white people is a bold statement, the former candidate said, “I stand by it.”

Rao told me she had witnessed racism living in Virginia, New York City and Colorado, and they all take the same form, so it’s time for all white people to step up and end it. People of color have tried without success, she said.

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