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“As conditions for the poor and working-class have declined in Atlanta, Black people are asked to celebrate the mere existence of Black elected officials, mirroring the vapid optics of national politics.”

Fani Willis is poised to win the D.A. race in Atlanta, making her the first Black woman to hold the position in the city’s history. But Willis has aligned herself with police unions, writes Malaika Jabali in her new column “Watching the Police,” and her election raises concerns about whether racial justice will be…