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Kandist Mallett Kandist Mallett

Senior Political Editor at Blavity


Kandist Mallett's posts

It's Time Black Folks Get Serious About Climate Change

This is the weekly column written by Blavity:Politics Senior Editor Kandist Mallett.    On March 14, Cyclone Idai wrecked havoc across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. More than 2 million people were affected by the storm. While there is yet to be direct evidence that the cyclone was caused by climate change, experts say the rainfall, storm surge, and wind that came...

Pay What You Owe: Why The Bill For Reparations Is Past Due And Requires A Real Plan

This is the weekly column written by Blavity: Politics Senior Editor Kandist Mallett.  We often talk about reparations being something that is owed due to atrocities committed in the past. But, due to institutional racism, we know that Black households have long been disadvantaged economically. There is no dollar amount large enough to right that wrong. I disagree...

These Dems Ain’t Loyal: Why We Can't Let Rep. Ilhan Omar Be The Face Of Hate

This is the weekly column written by Blavity:Politics Senior Editor Kandist Mallett.  In a time where the party should be unifying to defend Omar, it has instead made her more susceptible to further harassment and vilification from those on the right. On Thursday, co-host of The View, Meghan McCain, equated Omar to the “tiki torch person in Charlottesville saying,...