Oh, but Janell Ross, you promised to cite EXAMPLES of racist comments by Bernie Sanders. If you can’t actually deliver on that promise, then maybe a retraction of the racism allegation against him is in order? Just sayin’.
Folks, you really just have to read this for yourselves. Excerpting from it or summarizing it can’t possibly do it justice.
Which is what it deserves.
Suffice it to say that I’m not eager to engage in a debate of this sort, and I agree that some comments by Sanders supporters about the devotion to the Clintons that so many middle-aged and elderly African-Americans have is condescending and in some instances downright demeaning. As for me, I’m pretty sure that everyone is entitled to vote for whichever candidate he or she prefers. As an obsessive Sanders supporter myself, I think everyone should vote for Sanders. But that’s just my opinion; everyone else is entitled to hold another one.
And there really is no question that, as Ross says, if Clinton wins the nomination it will be African-Americans who are responsible for it.
But if Sanders has made racist comments, it appears that about half of younger African-American voters missed it, because they’re voting for Sanders. So if Ross knows of actual instances of direct or implicit racist comments by Sanders, she might want to apprise younger blacks of these. She’s a blogger for the Washington Post, so she has a high-profile forum to do that.
So do that, Ms. Ross. Do that. Unless of course you can’t.