What an honest and thorough analysis of a “problem space” within the progressive left leaning politic regarding black lives. I am encouraged that this has reached the stage of dialogue. I will be monitoring the progress going forward. But, this “bread crumbs” offering politicking with black folks for their votes has gone on far to long. Let’s fess-up, grow-up, and act in opposition to the problem of systemic racism in our country on every level!!
Marissa Johnson, left, speaks as Mara Jacqueline Willaford holds her fist overhead and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands nearby as the two women take over the microphone at a rally Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015, in downtown Seattle. The women, co-founders of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter, took over the microphone and refused to relinquish it. Sanders eventually left the stage without speaking and instead waded into the crowd to greet supporters. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
You know, I’ve always liked Bernie Sanders. I appreciate that as a U.S. Senator, he has been willing to speak the truth about many important social issues, but he’s also a U.S. Senator, which means that he is only going to be as progressive as his electorate allows him to be.
That said, I’d generally been pretty disappointed with the lack of racial justice analysis in his economic inequality platform as…
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