Why Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders are good for each otherhttp://www.dailydot.com/politics/sanders-black-lives-matter-visibility-platform/?fb=ss&prtnr=attn
The conflict between Black Lives Matter activists and the Independent Vermont senator and 2016 Democratic candidateprotesters interrupted multiple Sanders speecheshas produced a newly reinvigorated campaign focus on racial justice and coincided with an unprecedented boost in visibility for the Sanders campaign.
In his platform, Sanders wrote about the need to end political, legal, economic, and physical violence against people of color in the United States, a position that aligns not just with many in the Black Lives Matter movement but more broadly to typical mainstream American liberals.
Instead of getting caught up in potentially damaging hostilities, it appears that the Sanders campaign is attemptingand to some extent succeedingto use the protests as a way to form lines of communication and possibly support between vocal civil-rights activists and the Sanders camp.
and for Team Sanders to fully embrace and support CampaignZERO to end police violence
Which I fully expect to happen, soon.
I don't think Bernie had conflict or was hostile? He has always campaigned for the rights of Black people. I'm glad this is being sorted. Many people in this community love Bernie!