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Old 02-11-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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Interesting article. Of course Hillary is quite happy to take money from the prison industry.

Now black intellectuals desert Hillary as New Jim Crow author says she is to blame for mass incarceration and leading author backs Bernie*
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Old 02-11-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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Interesting article. Of course Hillary is quite happy to take money from the prison industry.

Now black intellectuals desert Hillary as New Jim Crow author says she is to blame for mass incarceration and leading author backs Bernie*
THAT could do some real damage to Hillary right there, especially since Sanders WAS on the line against Jim Crow 50 years ago.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:23 PM
 
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Civil Rights Hero John Lewis Slams Bernie Sanders

Lewis is exponentially more known and respected than Alexander in the AA community.

Twitter war has erupted between Sanders supporters and african-americans over Lewis's ringing endorsement of HRC. Sanders supporters are trashing the venerable civil rights icon. The black community is not shy about responding.

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Old 02-11-2016, 03:52 PM
 
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THAT could do some real damage to Hillary right there, especially since Sanders WAS on the line against Jim Crow 50 years ago.
Al Sharpton tells the TV interviewer (after meeting with Sanders yesterday) that he doesn't care what one did 50 years ago. He told the crowd after the meeting that his concern was that in next January a black will move out of the White House.
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:54 PM
 
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The combination of NAFTA, welfare reform, minimum sentencing and deregulation, all Clinton policies were absolutely devastating for minority communites, that's the reality. I think we are seeing now that Hillary can't take the minority vote for granted.
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:24 PM
 
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Civil Rights Hero John Lewis Slams Bernie Sanders

Lewis is exponentially more known and respected than Alexander in the AA community.

Twitter war has erupted between Sanders supporters and african-americans over Lewis's ringing endorsement of HRC. Sanders supporters are trashing the venerable civil rights icon. The black community is not shy about responding.
That is a stretch-Michelle Alexander is one of the most respected authors in the AA community and current struggle for justice. John Lewis may have been an important figure in the 1960's-and rightfully respected for it-but today he appears to be nothing more than a political insider-announcing his endorsement at the headquarters of the DNC-whom are desperately pulling for Hillary. He is part of the establishment now, sadly. He was against the Clinton crime bill in the mid 1990's that decimated the AA community, which Hillary supported so it all comes off as very disingenuous.


And him not meeting Sanders proves what exactly? Is he saying Bernie did not do what he said he did?
There were many people involved in the fight for civil rights, and not everyone met each other. He is implying dishonesty on the part of Bernie, but knows he can't directly say it.


What has Mr. Lewis done lately? Not as much as Ms. Alexander....
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:28 PM
 
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That is a stretch-Michelle Alexander is one of the most respected authors in the AA community and current struggle for justice. John Lewis may have been an important figure in the 1960's-and rightfully respected for it-but today he appears to be nothing more than a political insider-announcing his endorsement at the headquarters of the DNC-whom are desperately pulling for Hillary. He is part of the establishment now, sadly. He was against the Clinton crime bill in the mid 1990's that decimated the AA community, which Hillary supported so it all comes off as very disingenuous.


And him not meeting Sanders proves what exactly? Is he saying Bernie did not do what he said he did?
There were many people involved in the fight for civil rights, and not everyone met each other. He is implying dishonesty on the part of Bernie, but knows he can't directly say it.
He said he didnt see Sanders in the civil rights movement but he saw Clinton? She was a teenager working for Barry Goldwater when Sanders was arrested... Not the best way to frame the endorsement.
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:29 PM
 
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He said he didnt see Sanders in the civil rights movement but he saw Clinton? She was a teenager working for Barry Goldwater when Sanders was arrested... Not the best way to frame the endorsement.
LOL-wow! I didn't catch that.


The DNC is getting desperate (and dirty)!
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:29 PM
 
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I liked this way of endorsing a candidate much better:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NunNrElCRDs
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Old 02-11-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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Lewis is exponentially more known and respected than Alexander in the AA community.

Twitter war has erupted between Sanders supporters and african-americans over Lewis's ringing endorsement of HRC. Sanders supporters are trashing the venerable civil rights icon. The black community is not shy about responding.
Of course he didn't think that much of Clinton when she was running against Obama.

John Lewis Dumps Clinton for Obama: A Tipping Point? | Mother Jones
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