- Ben Jealous: Democratic Party has opportunity to change its rules to be more inclusive
- Outdated system of superdelegates has always been at least in part about race, he says
Ben Jealous is the former president and CEO of the NAACP. He is a partner at Kapor Capital and the John L. Weinberg/Goldman Sachs & Co. Visiting Professor and Visiting Lecturer in Public and Intellectual Affairs and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. He endorsed Bernie Sanders. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his and do not reflect the opinions of any institution with which he is affiliated.
(CNN)This weekend, the Democratic Party finds itself at a crossroads. Before the start of its national convention, the Democratic rules committee will meet in Philadelphia and make a choice: Keep the current superdelegate system or not.