Sanders, Clinton on Race Issues: Whites Don't Know What It's Like To Lose Kids, Be Poor

Right. Because of white privilege.

Where would Democrats be if they could not pander to minorities? 

During CNN's debate Sunday evening, moderator Don Lemon asked candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders about their so-called "racial blindspots."

While none of us would be shocked that pandering ensued, none of us was quite prepared for socialist Sen. Sanders' assertion that white people "don't know what it's like to be poor."

I guess Bernie did not read the memo that, in fact, most living at or below the poverty line in America are white. 

Yes, as of our 2013 census, some 19 million of America's poor are white - that's 8 million more than poor African Americans and 5 million more than poor Latinos. 

"When you’re white you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor.

"You don’t know what it’s like to be hassled when you walk down the street, or dragged out of a car."

Clinton added a similar two cents, saying that as a white person herself, she has no idea what's it's like to live the way many in the audience have had to live.

"I have spent a lot of time with the mothers of African-American children who have lost them — Trayvon Martin’s mother.”

She added that black families have to routinely talk to their kids about how they will likely get into trouble "for no good reason whatsoever."

Sanders spoke of even a black colleague in Congress who couldn’t hail a cab, presumably because of his skin color and how a #BlackLivesMatter protester he met claimed his community is "terrorized" 

 

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