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Bernie Sanders’ Classmates Say Man in Civil Rights Sit-In Photo Isn’t Him

Source: Mediaite

Another presidential candidate might soon come under increased media scrutiny for potentially giving incorrect information about his past. Former classmates of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are now speaking out about an iconic civil rights-era photo that shows a man talking to his peers at a sit-in protest.

Sanders and his campaign have contended that the man standing up with a book in his right hand is the Democratic presidential candidate, and the University of Chicago archives still label it as such. But four of his former classmates told TIME Magazine that Sanders does not actually appear in the photo.

Additionally, TIME reported, an archivist at the university came to the same conclusion earlier this year, but has thus far been unable to identify the man. For that reason, Sanders is still listed in the description. The classmates with whom TIME spoke believe the man addressing protesters in the photo is Bruce Rappaport, who passed away in 2006.

“I can certainly recognize it as Bruce Rappaport, partly because of the curvature of his spine, and I see that tall thin look from the side,” a former University of Chicago student told TIME. “When I saw it, I said, ‘That’s Bruce Rappaport.'”

Another former classmate who was Rappaport’s roommate and the best man at his wedding corroborated that account.

Read more: http://www.mediaite.com/online/bernie-sanders-classmates-say-man-in-civil-rights-sit-in-photo-isnt-him/

hey, nobody's perfect.


If this has been posted previously, I apologize.

Iowa. New Hampshire. South Carolina. Nevada.

Whether you lean toward Bernie (as I do) or Hillary (whom I'll vote for a year from now if she's the nominee), let us keep in mind that no one has voted yet, and national polls, at this point, mean NOTHING.

This will be my last threadstarting post in this forum until after the four states listed above have had their say.

Apple store accused of racism after black teens ejected

Source: Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) — Apple was facing accusations of racism in Australia on Thursday after a group of black teenagers was asked to leave a store in Melbourne when a staffer expressed concern they would shoplift.

The backlash against the technology giant began after one of the teens posted a video of Tuesday's incident on his Facebook page, captioning it: "Simply Racism." In the video, a staffer is heard telling the teens: "These guys are just a bit worried about your presence in our store. They're just worried you might steal something."

"Why would we steal something?" one of the teens asks.

"End of discussion," the staffer replies. "I need to ask you to leave our store."

The six teens, who are 10th grade students at nearby Maribyrnong College and are of African or Middle Eastern descent, did nothing to prompt the ejection, said principal Nick Scott, who spoke with the students about the incident.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ad2a5c46bedc4038a59918785b9798fa/apple-store-accused-racism-after-black-teens-ejected

I am not of The Body Apple, so I really can't comment.
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