The progressive US Senator from Vermont , a state where are few minorities , has been pushing for change ….
But the one we have now is vastly different ….
The people in the streets still are almost ALL about race….
Bernie Sanders push was about economics, he never quite mentioned race….
While they both go hand in hand?
Joe Biden from the beginning courted the black voters….
Sanders did better with latino’s…
Sanders and his supporters must now try to catch up to a place where Joe Biden highlighted and based a good part of campaign on , which rewarded him with a blow-out primary march to the nomination AFTER the race left the two small overwhelmingly white states of Iowa and New Hampshire….
THAT means Sanders supporters coming to support Biden, someone a good amount of Sanders supporters said they never would….
People are in the streets, confronting injustice and demanding fundamental change.
It is the kind of moment that Senator Bernie Sanders spoke about on the 2020 presidential campaign trail, and for decades before that. But when the revolution finally came, it wasn’t his.
The rise of revolutionary sentiment, like many things, is about timing. The coronavirus outbreak had already renewed support for progressive policy proposals, including “Medicare for all.” But the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on black Americans, combined with the galvanizing death of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis, have heightened the call to address systemic racism and police brutality, uniting Democrats — and the country — in a campaign for action in a way that Mr. Sanders’s message of economic equality did not…
When Mr. Sanders spoke about racial equality, it was often in the context of economic equality, championing proposals and prescriptions that he believed would improve the lives of all working Americans. He said that policies like single-payer health care would address higher maternal and infant mortality rates in black communities. And he wanted to legalize marijuana and end cash bail, policies he said were aimed in particular at helping black Americans and other people of color.
These proposals, however, also amounted to an implicit expectation that voters trust the government — an especially difficult sell for those including older black voters who feel they have been historically let down by the government.
They were shortcomings that help explain why Mr. Sanders lost to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the Democratic primary race: Unable to win over older black voters, he came in a distant second to Mr. Biden in South Carolina, then went on to lose to Mr. Biden in every Southern state on Super Tuesday. Those defeats, Mr. Sanders’s allies say, contributed to the perception that Mr. Biden was more electable and would fare better against President Trump in the general election in November — a notion that helped propel Mr. Biden to victory in the primary….
“It’s not good enough to sit back,” Mr. Sanders said.
Although he said he thought there would be “a broadening of discussion about what we mean by justice in America,” he also held firm to his political philosophy.
“If you’re serious about racial justice — if you’re serious about criminal justice,” he said, “you have got to be serious about economic justice.”….