Originally Posted by Chopper
Originally Posted by RustyShackleford
Originally Posted by DubA169
I personally think it speaks to his character and ideals. Does it not?
If he was marching in pro segregation demonstrations wouldn't that still be relevent today?
-If he was a segregationist, he won't even have a shot at the presidency, let alone the democratic nomination.
Most white liberals would hate his guts as well.
-Bernie did what was right, and it does speak to character. Good on him. But in all honest, the the only thing white folk that supported civil rights deserve from the black community is not to be hated. Real talk
It is like a man wanting kudos because he is not a wife beater. Welp, good for you I guess
-While I do personally give Bernie credit because he went above and beyond want most did.Edited by RustyShackleford - Yesterday at 7:57 pm
It's not like Bernie is out here asking for a cookie. This whole, "but he marched…" is just the media putting their spin on it. Bottom line is Bernie's record in public office > Hilary's. Point. Blank. Period. I think we're all on the same page on that front.
Edit - well said Rex.
Bernie isn't asking for one, but his supporters are. Because whenever I have read any liberal forum or spoken to Sanders supporters, strangers or friends, that is the first thing that comes outta their mouth when it comes "why black people should support Bernie"
I'm fine with it being used as a reason to say he is not a racist, not as a reason for him to get support of the black community.
If a young black kid is walking around upset at what the prison industrial complex has done to his community, and that is the major policy change he wants, Bernie's public record doesn't look that much better than Hillary's.
And in this election cycle, those young black kids are the face of the black community
It is unfortunate, but a lot of Bernie's white progressive supporters have done a great job at alienating black voters, even the ones that know about how white supremacy gets down. For example, both you and Rex. Edited by RustyShackleford - 11/8/15 at 12:12pm