HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » Mothers of slain men knoc... » Reply #43

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 8, 2016, 11:16 AM

43. But Sanders did not say

as you said, "all African Americans are mired in poverty and live in ghettos."

He did not say that at all.

Sanders was asked about his blind spots. He gave several examples. One example was about his friend in DC--who was obviously a very accomplished, successful person. They were attending the same conference and Bernie was blown back because this black man refused to even try to hail a cab--because his colleague indicated that the cabs routinely wouldn't stop for him.

Bernie was shocked and disgusted by that. And he used that example to illustrate that he can't possibly know what that is like.

Bernie also said that he can't possibly know what it is like to be profiled or dragged from your car, and treated poorly by the police.

The question was about blind spots. He also said the comment about "not knowing what it's like to live in a ghetto". He wasn't saying that all black people live there. Or that no white people live there. He was talking about his own blind spots.

He used several examples. But people are taking one line and hammering on it--without talking about the other things he said.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 68 replies Author Time Post
msanthrope Mar 2016 OP
vdogg Mar 2016 #1
msanthrope Mar 2016 #2
Octafish Mar 2016 #3
nc4bo Mar 2016 #5
msanthrope Mar 2016 #13
vintx Mar 2016 #18
riversedge Mar 2016 #68
vintx Mar 2016 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2016 #59
randome Mar 2016 #24
Spacedog1973 Mar 2016 #30
msanthrope Mar 2016 #8
Dr Hobbitstein Mar 2016 #23
Ed Suspicious Mar 2016 #50
riversedge Mar 2016 #11
PeaceNikki Mar 2016 #39
CoffeeCat Mar 2016 #40
flamingdem Mar 2016 #47
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #4
auntpurl Mar 2016 #6
NCTraveler Mar 2016 #25
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #31
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #34
pipoman Mar 2016 #7
msanthrope Mar 2016 #9
pipoman Mar 2016 #12
msanthrope Mar 2016 #14
pipoman Mar 2016 #15
pipoman Mar 2016 #17
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #22
pipoman Mar 2016 #26
LineLineLineLineLineLineLineReply But Sanders did not say
CoffeeCat Mar 2016 #43
pipoman Mar 2016 #66
vdogg Mar 2016 #41
pipoman Mar 2016 #67
riversedge Mar 2016 #10
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #16
pipoman Mar 2016 #20
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #27
pipoman Mar 2016 #28
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #32
MattSh Mar 2016 #21
Trust Buster Mar 2016 #29
DemocratSinceBirth Mar 2016 #33
YCHDT Mar 2016 #44
Kber Mar 2016 #35
Trust Buster Mar 2016 #36
DesertRat Mar 2016 #37
JRLeft Mar 2016 #38
CoffeeCat Mar 2016 #54
flamingdem Mar 2016 #42
YCHDT Mar 2016 #45
flamingdem Mar 2016 #49
auntpurl Mar 2016 #51
flamingdem Mar 2016 #52
auntpurl Mar 2016 #53
flamingdem Mar 2016 #60
Trust Buster Mar 2016 #46
OriginalGeek Mar 2016 #48
OriginalGeek Mar 2016 #55
Amimnoch Mar 2016 #56
EndElectoral Mar 2016 #57
Geronimoe Mar 2016 #58
Festivito Mar 2016 #61
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #63
Festivito Mar 2016 #64
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #65
Sunsky Mar 2016 #62
Please login to view edit histories.