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(1,290 posts)
Sun Aug 9, 2015, 09:49 PM Aug 2015

Bernie is going all in on social justice

This speech in Portland, the addition of Symone Sanders to his campaign, and his racial justice plan are huge steps forward. A lot of Black Lives Matter activists are praising him for listening and adjusting his message.

He is listening and learning. We should stand behind him as we reach out to the black community and Bernie makes his case. He's not bashing BLM or telling protestors to leave him alone or anything else. He's just going to listen, learn, and take action. He's a man of the people.

That's who he is, and that's why I'm supporting him for President.

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Bernie is going all in on social justice (Original Post) DemocraticWing Aug 2015 OP
He's a much better man than i am. I think I would not be able to be so gracious. He's going Ed Suspicious Aug 2015 #1
Absolutely agree Ed... SoapBox Aug 2015 #5
I am so proud of him and it realy gives me hope that we can do this.... n8dogg83 Aug 2015 #2
It is important to win! SoapBox Aug 2015 #6
thanks! Im glad to be here! nt. n8dogg83 Aug 2015 #12
He was amazing! Fearless Aug 2015 #3
Unfortunately there are some people here passiveporcupine Aug 2015 #4
I choose not to address it. DirtyHippyBastard Aug 2015 #7
Finally, a candidate I can be proud of! n/t RoccoR5955 Aug 2015 #8
Can you post some LWolf Aug 2015 #9
Here are a few DemocraticWing Aug 2015 #10
Thanks. LWolf Aug 2015 #11

Ed Suspicious

(8,879 posts)
1. He's a much better man than i am. I think I would not be able to be so gracious. He's going
Sun Aug 9, 2015, 10:04 PM
Aug 2015

to make a great president.


(18,791 posts)
5. Absolutely agree Ed...
Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:26 PM
Aug 2015

At some point, I would not be "gracious".

We so need Bernie as our next President.


(248 posts)
2. I am so proud of him and it realy gives me hope that we can do this....
Sun Aug 9, 2015, 10:32 PM
Aug 2015

as a black, gay man I know he is the best hope we have of really changing this country for the better. I have, and always will follow his example and I hope more of his supporters do the same. This fight is too important to lose.


(8,175 posts)
4. Unfortunately there are some people here
Sun Aug 9, 2015, 10:34 PM
Aug 2015

Last edited Mon Aug 10, 2015, 01:25 AM - Edit history (1)

who are dedicated to destroying him, regardless of anything he does. And they are claiming he and his supporters don't care about black lives. And that is so wrong and so sad, I don't even know how to address it any more.


(217 posts)
7. I choose not to address it.
Mon Aug 10, 2015, 01:06 AM
Aug 2015

Misery loves company, so leave the naysayers to wallow in their own nasty. We cannot change their minds with our words because their minds are closed. I feel it's like feeding trolls, I guess. They want to piss us off.
Fuck 'em, I say.


(46,179 posts)
9. Can you post some
Mon Aug 10, 2015, 09:51 AM
Aug 2015

of those BLM activists praising him? It would be uplifting for many who've felt a bit bludgeoned.

I'd love for all of Sander's supporters to be as positive, inclusive, and active as he is being in response to BLM actions.


(1,290 posts)
10. Here are a few
Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:39 AM
Aug 2015
W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois ?@fivefifths
Folks made demands loudly. They protested. They got the beginnings of a tangible policy. Passive voting probably wouldn't have yielded this.

Mavis Beacon @_CasanovaJr
If Bernie plays his cards right, the BLM interruption could be the best thing to happen to his campaign.

Uppity Panthro ?@BLUpfront
An amazing document. It would not exist if #BlackLivesMatter had not stepped up. Other campaigns will have to follow

deray mckesson @deray

The Sanders campaign just released the beginnings of a racial justice platform that has many strong elements, influenced by the movement.
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