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Oh yes we do. It's so Deep.. they

aren't ever going to be able to wade out of it.

"And apparently there are alot here that seem to GENUINELY believe that black people are too stupid to think for ourselves, that we are being manipulated."

Blast from the past example of that on May 21, 2015.. two days before your OP, 23..

"87% of African Americans view Hillary Clinton favorably"

snip//

2. well
when Bernie sanders was young man he supported civil rights.

Civil Liberties means more than Sanders than it ever will be for Obama or Hillary.


snip//

191. Another fine example of Americans voting...
...against their best interests
.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026706470#post191

Anything to try and make Bernie look good.. Not even realizing it has the Opposite effect.

Mahalo 23~

Brave has been steady, strong, and comforting after the surreal rage broke loose against

#BlackLivesMatter when they dared to Protest @ NRN.

“To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage.”- James Baldwin



Don

This Sandra Bland murder has touched me in a way like most of the murders of African Americans by the police haven’t. I think of this black woman driving alone cross country for her dream job getting pulled over and arrested for no apparent reason, and then being killed. Some of you can sit and wait for the investigation to conclude all you want to, but I don’t have. I’ve seen th after the surreal rage against #BlackLivesMatter when they dared to Protest @ NRN.
is movie before, and it always ends the same way. African Americans are no safer today than we were in the 60’s. Yes, we are richer and more educated and more socially mobile, but at the end of the day that won’t stop some police officer from putting us in our place if he or she feels like it. If Denzel Washington can’t get a cab in New York City, then what chance does a Sandra Bland have in driving cross county safely?


http://theobamadiary.com/2015/07/23/a-constant-state-of-rage/

Mahalo, DSB for posting in honor of our esteemed sistah, bravenak! She will not be silenced!

http://rhrealitycheck.org/ablc/2015/07/22/youre-white-marched-dr-king/

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251470024#post31

Spellbindingly haunting words by bravenak, she~ Mahalo for posting.. brave has been essential

reading this week.. actually comforting to me after the surreal rage against #BlackLivesMatter when they dared to Protest @ NRN.

“To be black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage.”- James Baldwin



Don

This Sandra Bland murder has touched me in a way like most of the murders of African Americans by the police haven’t. I think of this black woman driving alone cross country for her dream job getting pulled over and arrested for no apparent reason, and then being killed. Some of you can sit and wait for the investigation to conclude all you want to, but I don’t have. I’ve seen this movie before, and it always ends the same way. African Americans are no safer today than we were in the 60’s. Yes, we are richer and more educated and more socially mobile, but at the end of the day that won’t stop some police officer from putting us in our place if he or she feels like it. If Denzel Washington can’t get a cab in New York City, then what chance does a Sandra Bland have in driving cross county safely?

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/07/23/a-constant-state-of-rage/

"Together We Are One"

It's so hurtful that it's surreal that this is even happening. i don't know if I edited

fast enough for you to see.. but, I added one more sentence to my previous post.

The Black Community are the Most Loyal Dems.. I love them for it.. who wouldn't appreciate that?! Oh WAIT.

In 2012 Black Folks stood in those long lines in Florida and Georgia.. I remember the pics, and helped President Obama get re-elected. And, in 2008 they were there too.. for us.. our Country. Saved it twice from twits.

That's why the gop is trying to take away their voting rights again.. anyway they can. And, some Bernie backers are throwing them away.



Oh yeah.. they want to drive out of here anyone who upsets their sensibilities and

you've been up to so much of that lately!

"Bernie Sanders marched with Dr. King in the 1960s, but in 2015, he marched off stage after mumbling something about fighting for civil rights for 50 years, and ignored the Black women who were standing right in front of him, asking him to speak to their concerns."


I finally found the DU one.. "Koch paid troll".. does DU proud, eh?! If it weren't so pathetically tragic it would be hilarious.

Your prediction is sound, brave.

Oh, they did Not want to hear from @theangryblacklady! too close to home. She

was much kinder to Bernie than his supporters who were harassing her..

Hard truths like that are a crap shoot with juries.. and they're kinda stacked against ya.

Classic! I love how she writes.. I use to go to her blog all the time in the early Pres Obama years..

"For the past several days, Sanders supporters have been calling Black people on Twitter “stupid” or “retarded.” Or they’re suggesting that Roderick Morrow—who created the #BernieSoBlack hashtag to mock the very Sanders supporters who are seemingly trolling Twitter for the sole purpose of attacking any Black person who doesn’t have a neck tattoo that reads “Feel the Bern”—is a Koch-paid troll or a shill for Clinton."

http://rhrealitycheck.org/ablc/2015/07/22/youre-white-marched-dr-king/

They want to try and smear the creator of berniesoblack as a right wing/Koch/Clinton shill troll?

Yeah, that won't end well.. for them. They'll get what they deserves for this shite.

Mahalo for the link, brave.. sorry about your Hide.. it was bad.


Thank you so much for this link, brave.. it's so poignantly compelling~ couple of snips..

snip//

Sandra Bland had just gotten her dream job, she had a college education, and she was the member of a prestigious sorority. But none of that was enough to save her life. I was disappointed that Sanders did not understand that income inequality is the symptom, but racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia are the disease, and when those intersect, the consequences can be fatal. If you aren’t prepared to address that, you aren’t prepared to be President of the United States.

Though I was disappointed in the candidates, I was even more disappointed in the people in the room. As I looked around, I saw progressive “allies” look annoyed, uncomfortable, and inconvenienced. As the protest was ending, I noticed one Black woman take off her Bernie Sanders button and leave her sign on the table.

snip//

I tried to engage with many people, until one guy cornered me at the Netroots Nation after-party, put his hands on my shoulders, and told me that the protestors had no class and that Bernie Sanders deserves our respect for 50 years of fighting for civil rights. I stopped engaging at that point. I no longer felt safe in a progressive space.

http://www.eclectablog.com/2015/07/guest-post-a-perspective-of-the-netroots-nation-blacklivesmatter-protest-from-a-person-of-color.html

Wow.. and there it is.. it's unfathomable to me.

I just ran across this on The Obama Diary..


Donna NoShock ‎@NoShock
#BlackLivesMatter #SayHerName #SandraBland
6:42 AM - 22 Jul 2015
40 40 Retweets 15 15 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2015/07/22/profit-and-loss-why-blacklivesmatter-matters/



That's taking victimhood to a whole new level of insane accusations. Here's

another one that's so precious..

"The anti-Bernie folks are not progressives."

We're either with them.. OR.. we're not Progressive.. we must be regressive, no? No.

Yeah, that's what I thought.

It sure does Not make sense to those who are behind #BlackLivesMatter and admire their passion, energy, and focus for what truly matters.. and wish them Victory in their Long and Arduous Uphill Battle.

And, anything we Can Do to Help~


"Its not about Bernie." Thank you so much for this, JoePhilly!! they're making bernie the victim

at their own peril.

"And to think that there was a big white guy who put his hands on a small black woman to 'talk some

sense into her' about her 'behavior and rudeness' during netroots makes my blood boil."

Really? So sorry, brave, that they are so freaking clueless en masse.
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