Why Clinton is Beating Sanders on Race



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Everyone offers a different

Everyone offers a different excuse or rational for the fact that the majority of African- Americans vote for the Clintons. I personally believe that low information is one reason but the most critical part which a lot of African Americans don't admit to is the fact their elitist, and corrupt leaders are in the pockets of the Clintons and they know how to persuade their constituents to vote on mass for the neo- liberals.

Farid Aslamy more than 1 year ago

I have heard so many

I have heard so many different explanation and excuses as to why African Americans vote against their own interest by continuing to vote for the Clintons. As I see it there are two main reasons; 1st is the fact is most people in the lower socio-economic level are not always well informed and that is not their fault but 2nd the elitist African- American leader collectively are in the pockets of Clintons and have been personally benefitting from it. Not to mention the corruption among these leaders i.e. Charlie Rangel of New York.

Farid Aslamy more than 1 year ago

Bernie Sanders is neither

Bernie Sanders is neither Eugene Debbs or Cornell West. If he speaks of income equality or more blacks being incarcerated than whites. It is you who decides he 'sound like grandpa scolding. That is putting a negative spin. It sounds like the Truth to me and if The blacks want to vote against some one who will , in the final analysis

. Sanders has their interests at heart, and will be the only one who has actually worked to give them what they need.
If that makes Bernie Sanders"tone deaf". well that makes them as dumb as blue collar white supporting the republican party.
As for deserving better from his commenters doesn't that start with you?

miss more than 1 year ago

Sander's policies,

Sander's policies, consistency over many years, and vision has not cost him the loss of out reach demographic votes---- his campaign staff is inexperienced in national politics; that and the caustic vitriol of Sander commenters that went for the jugular of the Democratic Party, Democratic Party leader, Democratic Party history, even went after President Obama and Democratic voters themselves. Their comments that are indistinguishable from Foxtard News, tea party birther racists or Republicans alienated Democrat voters. Sanders deserved better than the behavior of his commenters and the inexperience of his staff.

AnthonyLook more than 1 year ago

I was an adult in the Clinton

I was an adult in the Clinton years and I remember NAFTA, DOMA, the ending of AFDC, and the Glass-Steagall Act. You may say: 'yes, but Bill did those things.' He did, with her standing right beside him smiling. More recently she has supported the Iranian invasion, No Child Left Behind, and how about this "Under Clinton's leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data. That figure -- derived from the three full fiscal years of Clinton’s term as Secretary of State (from October 2010 to September 2012) -- represented nearly double the value of American arms sales made to the those countries and approved by the State Department during the same period of President George W. Bush’s second term." - The International Business Times. She isn't honest. She isn't electable either, because if I, a true blue Dem can say this about our darling, you bet the republicans have only just started their attack.

Morgan Mayfair more than 1 year ago

You progressives are

You progressives are fanatical racists in reverse, despising all whites and convinced that every "African American" is perfect in every way.

The reason blacks don't vote for Sanders: They're ignorant, lazy, and dumb. Especially lazy. I have heard dozens of interviewees say "we don't know Sanders." What a totally damning remark to make about oneself. The election for President and they are too lazy to spend any time investigating the candidates!

I don't want to vote for either of them. But I'll probably go for Trump. So what if he's a Fascist. After all, Mussolini made the trains run on time, and he jailed of or killed off the chiefs (so as to have no opponents).

That's a lot more than Clinton has accomplished in her long years of feeding at the public trough.

Jan Rogozinski more than 1 year ago

I guess that must make me a

I guess that must make me a socialist too ~chuckle~ as I don't see color either. I was raised to see people for who they were not what they were. And that ones actions might be but besides that no one was any better or any worse than anyone else. Hopefully one day standing together for a common cause will be more important.

Regular Person more than 1 year ago

wouldn't that be something?

wouldn't that be something? That blacks, that most cherished of "oppressed" groups, deny white liberals their moment in the sun. Shows you how smart they are.

viva la migra more than 1 year ago

Both Democratic candidates

Both Democratic candidates are wanting about race if you ask me. Im still undecided. But your coverage seems to say Hillary has no plan. I think you should support that statement against her actual proposal to spend $2B in reforming the education system to "end the school to prison pipeline and start a craddle to college one."

In fairness, that seems like more than Sanders has proposed on behalf of racial justice.

JOSEPH MARGOLIS more than 1 year ago

Please. Let's just be honest.

Please. Let's just be honest. People of all hues are gravitating to #WhichHillary because they're too cowardly to take steps toward true change. Bernie has this brown-skinned human's vote. That woman will never get my support. I remember what she and Slick said and did in the 1990s and what Slick said on the stump in 2008. I will never forgive them for it.

NR DAVIS more than 1 year ago

I am a brown-skinned human,

I am a brown-skinned human, too. A Latino. And if my choice is "that woman" or Donald Trump, I will crawl on my knees over a mile of broken glass to cast my vote for "that woman". .

Wellstone more than 1 year ago

This is an offensive cartoon

This is an offensive cartoon depiction of two candidates - one a happy grandpa, the other a prissy looking schoolmarm with pursed lips. Sanders' smile is huge, Clinton's forehead is huge. what is that about? Really unfair and simply sexist. You should withdraw it and apologize, Progressive.

Maureen Anderson more than 1 year ago

Maureen, thank you for your

Maureen, thank you for your feedback. We apologize for offending you but the cartoon will remain as is.

Scout more than 1 year ago

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