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Clay Shirky explores Senator Sanders, Black Voters, and a "Kettle-Drum" Messages explanation

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Clay Shirky, one of my favorite thinkers on contemporary culture,  @cshirky assembled a collection of his tweets-- a tweetstorm-- on storify, exploring the idea of 'kettle drum' politics to explain why Bernie Sanders has failed to gain traction with blacks. It's one of the smartest analyses I've seen.

'White liberals often have a hard time understanding why Sanders isn't getting more votes from black citizens. That's because we often can't hear what his messages are conveying.'

He introduces the idea with three tweets, saying

'But many liberal whites still don't get why Sanders didn't reach black voters. His economic issues are surely theirs too--what went wrong?



read the rest of Clay Shirky's smart, nuanced analysis at his storify 'story' or click through the storify interface below.



Read the rest of the story HERE:

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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