The interviewer's question begins at 2:53, Keith Ellison's response begins at 3:20, and at about 3:23 he says something like:
(my attempt to transcribe, not a perfectly exact quote, though I did listen to this segment several times).
I'm reminded of that thread a few days ago about whether blacks voting for Hillary is an example of the Stockholm Syndrome. And Keith here is saying that a lot of black voters are not familiar with Bernie and his positions. (I am reminded how some people were slammed with indignant DU outrage for suggesting the same thing that Keith is).
(Full disclosure: he's my Congressman )
And that is a true statement. But on the subject of black voters not knowing/hearing about Bernie was the topic early on in the campaign. I'm sure many voters of color know him now. And the poll, it's just a snapshot and not reflective of the entire population. Black voters do use Twitter and FB. And that's where it begins, and continues from there. If voters of color seek a candidate of substance, they don't have to look very far.
[font color = blue]>>Just like Keith said, voters will look at a man of substance-not labels. And that is a true statement. <<[/font]
But sometimes will instead support and vote for the one they think most electable in the general election, even if it is a triangulating, weather-vaning, 3rd way, Wall St loving, seemingly eager to intervene / escalate / go to war type of politician.
[font color = blue]>> But on the subject of black voters not knowing/hearing about Bernie was the topic early on in the campaign.<<[/font]
True. But unfortunately it has also been an issue in recent days, including some very recent raging threads on DU. And Keith Ellison thinks so too, according to the video.
[font color = blue]>> I'm sure many voters of color know him now.<<[/font]
And I'm sure many don't. Just like many white voters don't -- I know some of those too, unfortunately. Or worse, a lot of people think they know him -- thinking that he's essentially Communist-lite -- Kim Jong Un without the gulags and a different hair style. Or that he is the candidate of Volvo-driving latte-sipping, Birkenstock-wearing lily white elitists.