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Bernie Sanders admits he initially mishandled Black Lives Matter: “I plead guilty…"

Bernie Sanders admits he initially mishandled Black Lives Matter: “I plead guilty — I should have been more sensitive”

The New Yorker is out with a new in-depth profile of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, featuring interviews with the senator, his wife, his former chief of staff, and numerous close friends in an effort to examine his rapid rise in the polls.

In “The Populist Prophet,” Margaret Talbot goes on the campaign trail with Sanders and speaks with supporters to understand his appeal. What she discovered can best be summarized by this passage:

Sanders’s message is particularly potent for young people who are struggling financially. Several weeks after the rally, I wrote to Dawn York, and she said that she had been thinking about “how refreshing it was to have someone point out to us that, as hardworking Americans, some things aren’t a privilege, they are a right. . . . I’m self-employed, I started my own business three and a half years ago, and my husband works full-time for Whole Foods—and we barely get by. We own a home, we both graduated from college, and we work more than forty hours a week, and we can barely put oil in our heating tanks in the winter. We have no savings and no way to financially handle any hiccups that may come our way. And I had to be reminded that it shouldn’t be that way.”


http://www.salon.com/2015/10/05/bernie_sanders_admits_he_initially_mishandled_black_lives_matter_i_plead_guilty_i_should_have_been_more_sensitive/?source=newsletter

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