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What Did Tocqueville Really Say About American Women?

May 2024
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In the June/July edition, Richard Reeves is quoted by Ken Auletta as saying: “People like Maxine Waters, the majority leader of the California Assembly—she’s black—told me stories of how blacks are moved up and out …”

He’s right on two counts—she is female and black but he is dead wrong on the other two. She is not a member of the Assembly; she is a member of the State Senate. She is not majority leader of either but is a freshman member of the State Senate from the Watts district of Los Angeles.

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