BY: LEON KWASI KUNTUO-ASARE
A black man from Dallas, Texas, who represents the Black Men for Bernie organization, ventured up to Detroit, Michigan to speak with voters, who were predominantly African-American, economically disenfranchised and democrats.
Most of the people he spoke to were planning on voting for Hillary Clinton, even though they knew almost nothing about her politics or that the Clintons past policies went against the interests of the African-American community.
Like her “Super Predator theory ” speech she used to advocate for harsher laws on crime that disproportionately effected black people.
Locking blacks up in for profit prisons for mostly nonviolent drug offenses, that most white people would get a slap on the wrist for or be given court ordered rehab.
Neither did they know about the
Clintons welfare reform policy, their mass incarceration bills or the Trade deal Bill Clinton did with China or his NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) bill, that took away many of the manufacturing jobs in Detroit and brought them to China and Mexico.
Transforming Detroit from one of the most successful predominantly African-American cities, to one of the poorest in the nation.
He educated them on Bernie Sanders’ history of risking his life and going to jail to fight for civil rights alongside many civil rights freedom fighters, including Martin Luther King Jr.
And his current fight for social justice, which includes police brutality and systematic racism.
He informed them on Bernie Sanders battles with Washington’s political elites to get tax funded healthcare and college education for all tax paying Americans, two things most poor and economically disenfranchised blacks can’t afford.
To no one’s surprised, most people changed their vote from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders.
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A Black Lives Matter activist, holding a sign with a Hilary Clinton quote : ” We Have to Bring Then to Heel”, interrupts the former first lady during a campaign fundraising event. In an effort to get the presidential candidate to apologize for her “Super-Predator” theory, mass incarceration practices and the three strike law, all of which were implemented during the last Clinton White House and helped send millions of African-Americans to prison.