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Bernie Sanders announced on Saturday that he will deliver an important speech on the breed at an appearance in Flint, Michigan.
Note that the city’s population is almost 54% African American and that it was recently struck by the horrific Flint water scandal – where lead poisoned water was supplied to homes and caused a serious public health crisis.
Before the event, Sanders brags about the speech saying that he “would speak directly to the African American community and explain why black voters should support him over Joe Biden”.
The Vermont senator hoped to reach out and connect with African-Americans. Instead, he delivered his usual rally stump speech where he went after big banks and billionaires and focused on medicare and the establishment. Bernie Sanders Dropped Big Speech On Race In Flint, Michigan Because He Is A ‘White Jewish Man’
When reporters asked Sanders director of communications Mike Casca why he changed the speech, he said, “It was a change they thought was important, and it was one of those moments on the fly behind the scenes. They wanted to tell the stories of the panelists. ”
He went on to say, “They discussed the idea and decided it was probably best to let the people of color who were on the panel chat rather than give him a traditional speech. He does not have these experiences. He’s a white Jew. ”
And concluded with: “He didn’t want to speak on behalf of people of color when there were people of color on the panel.”
The self-proclaimed socialist said at the event, “We are tired of dragging our poisoned bodies to (Washington) DC, Lansing, and all over the country because we have several communities across the country that are now facing the same thing we have been dealing with since 2014. ”
Sanders also said that he and his wife met the Flint families when they ran for president in 2016: “My wife, she had to leave the room because she was in tears, she couldn’t handle it. It was one of the most painful meetings I have ever seen in my life. The damage to these children. Hearing parents talk about what happened to their own children was just terribly traumatic