Imani Gandy who writes “Angry Black Lady Chronicles” is angry at Bernie Sanders. She excoriates him profanely for his admittedly poor response to activists at the Netroots Conference who disrupted first Martin O’Malley and then Sanders and mocks his involvement in the civil rights movement. Here’s my response to Ms. Gandy. Any discussion with or at Bernie Sanders about race should start as follows:
Senator Sanders – I support your bid to become the Democratic candidate for President. Your past record on matters involving race is the best of anybody who’s running by far. Perhaps even more importantly, your record on economics, the environment, and peace demonstrate that your policies will be best for all Americans including people of color. Still, when it comes to racism, which tragically remains alive and well, you haven’t been as sensitive as you could and should be. You have failed to respond specifically to police killings of unarmed black people, the wealth and influence gap between blacks and whites, and the scourge of gun violence. Could you please address these issues now?