In the latest episode of the PoliticsPA Podcast, Democratic state rep Malcolm Kenyatta talks about his background and his current campaign for the U.S. Senate.
Kenyatta, 31, discusses growing up in a low-income family in North Philadelphia; how his mother told him he was going to hell when she learned he was gay; the “basic bargain” he believes isn’t being lived up to in America; and the cynical way politicians and the media manipulate and divide people.
“Too many elected officials treat this like it’s a damn game show,” Kenyatta says. “This is not TV. It’s people’s lives.”