Bernie Sanders, in an interview with Spike Lee, described what The Black Lives Matter mean to him.
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Bernie Sanders and the high-profile film director and producer Spike Lee met for the first time in New York on Thursday March 31 to talk about inequality, education and other issues.
In the interview, Spike bombarded Sanders with series of questions related to black voters, gun violence, Donald Trump the “Entertainer”.
“What it means is that we are all sick and tired of seeing unarmed people shot by police officers,” replied Sanders to the question about what Black Lives Matter meant to him. “That young people in African-American communities are harassed by police officers, where police departments are not there to be supportive but are in many cases oppressive, and that’s an issue that has to be addressed.”
The Black Lives Matter is not an anti-police organization, but it is a movement that is committed to raise awareness of social injustice and violence against black people. Not so many politicians understand this fact and Sanders is one of those who not only realize the purpose of the movement but even supports its goals.
Bernie Sanders, with a 46 percent of Democrats’ pledged delegates, hopes to economically revive America and with a step by step strategy plan, the senator from Vermont is working to bring justice to African-Americans who are being marginalized in the country. He is the only one candidate who is actually ready to name, to admit and to address the community`s problems.
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