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Bernie's Co-Chair Nina Turner: While Sanders has always stood up for African Americans, Biden has repeatedly let us down

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I have always truly wondered why African Americans could find merit in the candidacy of Joe Biden. Was it because he served as the Vice President of USA's first African-American President? Surely, there must be more substantial reason, I posited. I never followed Biden much in the Senate but recently, I have been reading about sharp and profound differences between him and Bernie in terms of both voting records and in terms of what legislation each has introduced. I paid some attention during his Senate years to Biden's actions when he was Chairman of Senate Foreign Relations, and I definitely and regretfully recall his support the Iraq War, which, as Bernie puts so aptly, was one of the great military disasters of all time, which continues to reap horrible results in its aftermath, the war that never stops giving up its hateful consequences.

This is a very important and memorable statement from Bernie's Co-Chair, which unravels the cataclysmic differences between the 2 candidates. She brings facts and history to our attention, and not just jolly campaign rhetoric written by grownup Poli Sci wonks employed as "spin doctors." If Turner keeps up this great journalism, it will turn the tide and garner warranted support for Bernie from African Americans in every state.


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As to African-American support for either candidate, former State Senator Nina Turner of Ohio, presently Bernie Sanders' Campaign Co-Chair puts it brilliantly and credibly in South Carolina's 2nd largest newspaper, The State:

While Bernie Sanders has always stood up for African Americans, Joe Biden has repeatedly let us down.
In choosing between the two Democratic Party candidates atop the polls, African American voters have a consequential decision to make:

Will our community side with former Vice President Joe Biden, who has repeatedly betrayed black voters to side with Republican lawmakers and undermine our progress? Or will we stand with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and a movement that has been fighting for racial and economic justice since the civil-rights era?

This critical choice is illustrated by the key differences between Biden and Sanders, which began at the beginning of their respective careers.

As a recent NBC News headline said of Biden's time in the Senate: "Biden didn't just compromise with segregationists. He fought for their cause." The NBC report quoted the NAACP's legal director saying that one Biden-backed measure "heaves a brick through the window of school integration".

Biden didn't just vote for bills designed to prevent black students from accessing white schools: in a series of personal letters he actively courted pro-segregation senators to support the legislation.

Sanders, by contrast, began his work in politics by organizing civil-rights protests. As a college student, he helped lead a local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in its push to desegregate housing. Sanders participated in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington and was arrested for protesting rampant school segregation in Chicago. In addition, Sanders has been pushing an education plan that supports local efforts to combat racial segregation.

As a local elected official, Sanders also defied the political establishment by proudly endorsing Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign; Sanders said that Jackson was a candidate "who has done more than any other candidate in living memory to bring together the disenfranchised".

And the contrast between Biden and Sanders continued during the early 1990s.

Biden facilitated the public degradation of Anita Hill, an esteemed professor already victimized by a powerful man.

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Dear Friends: It has been ages since I was put in Facebook Jail over an article, but this one seems to have done it, for 3 more days, except to groups I administer or moderate.


For those of us who tell the truth, there seems to be always a price to pay on Facebook.


Is it getting worse?


I hope not, because there will be a lot of Free Speech issues between now and the November election.


Please share this article as widely as you can, while I am briefly unable to do so.


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Nina Turner is the female Martin Luther King.

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Before his assassinaiton, MLK made antiimperilaism his top priority. I have yet to see Nina put an empahsis on non-intervention, a platform plank that is essential to the success of the domestic issues she focuses on.

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She has her own path and her own agenda to achieve.


Further, sometimes, in a practical ideological sense, it is not best to emulate in one's daily practices someone who was assassinated.


No one marches off into battle expecting to be slaughtered.


I think she is doing a good job, but why don't you write her a letter and make that suggestion?

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Wasn't meant to detract from who she is, Stephen. Just a note to Tom to point out that she's not exactly a female MLK. Yet.

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I wasn't referring to her political agenda, which to be honest, I am not familiar with, though being a Bernie supporter, it shouldn't be too hard to fathom. However, have you ever heard her speak in person?


That's where I compare her to MLK. She is an orator of the first class, whose ability in my opinion surpasses any of the current politicians I am familiar with.

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Ok, got it.

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Ron Paul opposed the bogus war on drugs for that same reason.Bernie is getting the Ron Paul treatment from the controlled media.

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I think Glen Ford, Editor for the Black Agenda Report has a phrase for it..the "Black Misleadership Class". This is to say that individuals regardless of race should decipher their own character and seek out confirmation rather than have someone especially a politician tell them who they are and subsequently who they should support.

I've seen black women carrying large bags with a photo of Obama and Michele on as a skin cover. If it were indigenous people from Bolivia carrying the same bags, it would remain a play from the opposite side of the spectrum representative of a weapon from the western white supremacy toolbox. Ultimately the black misleadership is less helpful for all of us than organized racists of any skin color.

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