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(22,336 posts)
Fri Aug 21, 2015, 06:18 PM Aug 2015

Why Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders are good for each other


The conflict between Black Lives Matter activists and the Independent Vermont senator and 2016 Democratic candidate—protesters interrupted multiple Sanders speeches—has 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 attempting—and to some extent succeeding—to use the protests as a way to form lines of communication and possibly support between vocal civil-rights activists and the Sanders camp.

Why Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders are good for each other (Original Post) gollygee Aug 2015 OP
That's what's needed, lines of communication 99th_Monkey Aug 2015 #1
Conflict? Rosa Luxemburg Aug 2015 #2
This has been a good thing John Poet Aug 2015 #3
Wow! Like...Cooperative leadership? On a national stage? Left coast liberal Aug 2015 #4

Rosa Luxemburg

(28,627 posts)
2. Conflict?
Fri Aug 21, 2015, 06:31 PM
Aug 2015

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!

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