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Response to Chitown Kev (Original post)

Fri Mar 4, 2016, 12:19 PM

10. Great post. I found from my experience phonebanking and canvassing in GA that older Black folks


aren't necessarily keen on younger white people with clipboards telling them about the civil rights movement either. They lived it. And while they're happy that young people are on board there's a feeling of "who are YOU to tell me about the history of my generation" when younger people discuss, say, Bernie's participation in protests.

What would really help would be if they saw/felt themselves represented. I think it's cool that Bernie is working with people like Cornell West and Killer Mike, but the field office where I was at was overwhelmingly white in one of the Blackest cities in our state.

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LineNew Reply Great post. I found from my experience phonebanking and canvassing in GA that older Black folks
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