I'm a democrat, I'm going to vote straight dem ticket in any election. In my primary I will vote for Clinton.
I am also white and stand with black activists. The democratic party has not progressed towards racial equality without black activists pushing the party forward. So I support that. I think both candidates have fallen short and don't get what the issue is.
When blm got on stage with Bernie, there was a backlash against blm and some Bernie supporters were more interested in defending their candidate than supporting blm. It was disgusting. African American members of this site were out on the defensive and followed to the AA group and alerted on personally I came to the conclusion the only way to fight racism is for white people to stop being racist. There was out right barely concealed racism, calling an AA group member a race nagger. Claiming AA members of du were racist because they supported black lives matter. Otoh, there was the subtle responses of if only blm had nicer tactics etc.
Give me a break, if blm did that to Hillary or any GOP they would not complain about the tactics.
On the Hillary side, and I support her, she has not so far responded effectively to the concerns blm and other activist groups brought to her but I don't read many Hillary supporters on this site taking this criticism personally. I expect her to do better.
To me, white people are responsible for racism and the continued assault on black lives in this country. It's a fact. White people need to fix themselves. I can't act hurt and defensive when I belong to the group that caused all this misery in the lives of black folks.
Individually some of us are less racist overtly than others, some whites have put their bodies and lives on the line but we have been the group who holds the power and apparently there aren't enough of us who really want equality because if there was, the country would be different. To me, it then falls to white people who don't want to be racists to confront our own racism, individually and with our peers. It is not up to black folks to make white folks stop being racist.
So in response to black people dying in the country because of racists its kinda tone deaf when white folks are upset if they are made to feel like racists.
This is not a personal attack, its what it is.