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[–] MoobyTheGoldenCalf 3 points 68 points (+71|-3) ago 

Brilliant. Let's heckle the guy who was active in the civil rights movement back in the 60's and actually participated in the March on Washington. If they would have shut up and listened to what Bernie was trying to say (and has been saying this whole campaign) they would have realized he's on their side more than any other candidate.

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[–] Say_What 3 points 33 points (+36|-3) ago 

Actually Rand Paul is co-sponsor of a criminal justice reform bill that would directly help blacks. He's actually got legislation in play, and isn't waiting until he's president.

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[–] Ripper 2 points 28 points (+30|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Your not going to be able to explain that to people who do not have any critical thinking skills nor empathy. Rand Paul will be the enemy.

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[–] 9-11 4 points 1 points (+5|-4) ago 

just a pawn move to him.

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[–] Balrogic 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

We're not talking about Rand Paul right now, we're talking about something that happened to Bernie Sanders. Why are you bringing up Rand Paul? What's the relevancy, other than whatever threat you perceive in Sanders? I mean, I do recall a lot of angry Libertarians that are upset at more left-leaning Libertarians that want to see Sanders win the Democratic primary. Those angry right-wing ones want Hillary to win the Democratic primary. They even say they'd prefer Hillary as President over Sanders. Why? Why is Bernie Sanders so scary? Afraid he's going to rein in the intelligence agencies and stop triggering new foreign wars in a manner similar to Rand Paul's promises?

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[–] nomenimion 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

These activists are as obnoxious as they are ignorant. What exactly are they protesting? Bernie's white skin?

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[–] big_joj [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I haven't watched any video yet (this one is over 22 minutes), but it seems from the article like Sanders got a slightly better reception than O'Malley.

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[–] refugee610 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Whaddya expect, they're SJWs. They don't want to accomplish anything, they just want to yell and scream and make themselves feel like they did something.

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[–] chubnubbin 0 points 66 points (+66|-0) ago 

Black lives need to start mattering more to black people.

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[–] JesTheRed 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

This exactly. Marching around yelling at white people that black lives matter is goddamn ignorant. 99% of black youth deaths are caused by equally-dumb black youths. Their lives matter to me exactly as much as they appear to matter to the marching idiots.

Exactly zero.

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[–] plankO 0 points 58 points (+58|-0) ago 

God this black lives shit pisses me off. Black lives don't matter, lives matter. Race is a distraction.

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[–] The_Adventurist 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

Exactly. Really, what is the goal of these protests? Nobody seems to know. Raise awareness, you say? Oh I'm sorry I didn't know you needed more awareness that there's currently a fucking problem in the United States with cops shooting unarmed black men considering that's all the news has talked about for over a YEAR now.

In any case, that narrative proves false when you look at the data and see people of all races are shot and killed by the police in proportion to racial demographics of violent crime rates in the areas where they occur. Michigan sees a higher percentage of white people being shot by police than Georgia, for example.

Making it a race issue just means you're framing the problem with race rather than training and abuse of power. What? Are you going to somehow magically get the police to stop being racist? Have they developed a cure for racism yet? No? THEN OBVIOUSLY THAT'S A WASTE OF EVERYONE'S TIME. The problem is that police are shooting ANYONE, not just black people. The issue is police apparently aren't being trained well enough to avoid these encounters or they aren't given the tools to resolve these situations without them ending in death. Furthermore, focusing only on black lives makes it seem like a "black problem" and not an "everyone problem" so you're already needlessly cutting support for your cause away.

It's just another issue people want to support so they can pat themselves no the back and say "I'm a good person" without actually having to think about the issue that much.

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[–] Km24 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Very well said, and quoted for truth.

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[–] rothx 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

long term it wont be a distraction as they will not exist. The racist ones remain however everybody else will be mixed.

http://blackdemographics.com/households/marriage-in-black-america/

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[–] vivazeta 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That website was a serious of spurious connections and weird associations between seemingly unrelated things. For example. It starts off discussing racial intermarriage numbers between black men and black women, noting that black men inter-marry more than black women. It then says that this is only partially true and drops a statistic about Asian women. When did we start talking about Asian women? Does their rate of intermarriage somehow change the rates in black men and black women? I don't really get what they are trying to say...

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[–] SwiftCase 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

I'm tired of these people, honestly.

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[–] GarrioValere 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

They're making the left hostile to anyone who is not in their cult, to people who actually want real equality. I used to be a democrat, but I think it's time for the party to burn if it's going to pander to this shit.

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[–] zx1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's time for the current political spectrum that we know of to burn and create new parties. This has happened in American history every now and then and I think it's time for it to happen again.

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[–] GarrioValere 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Indeed. There's not even really much of a spectrum in US politics right now, it's just two warring factions of authoritarians with little room for dissent.

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[–] big_joj [S] 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I used to be a democrat, but I think it's time for the party to burn if it's going to pander to this shit.

What's the problem with a little pandering? Notice that the movement and hashtag have risen to clickdom under President Obama's second term.

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[–] GarrioValere 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The problem is that what they're pandering to is a toxic element that's hostile to other groups of supporters, to moderates, to people promoting real equality instead of an inversion of conservative racial hierarchy.

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[–] lord_palmerston 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What's the problem with a little pandering?

Indeed, it's amusing how quickly the white politicians swallowed their discomfort and went into grovel mode. No doubts are permitted about whose lives matter and whose don't; you won't hear them talk about crimes like this.

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[–] Kolisk 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago  (edited ago)

“Every life matters and that is why this issue is important. Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter.”

He was greeted, repeatedly, by booing.

What the Hell?

And later...

“I want to hear concrete actions,” she told O’Malley, “and I want to hear an action plan.”

His talk about reforming the criminal justice system IS his action plan. But he couldn't discuss that because of how rudely this group interrupted him. I think they (O'Malley and Sanders) handled this very well, I don't think I could have been as calm.

Edit: A typo

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[–] UsedCoffinEmporium 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Comment section made me happy.

"This is disturbing. I want to be clear, as a man, as a Negro, as an American, I am ashamed. We know black lives matter. You want the truth? More African Americans are murdered by African Americans than ever by the police. That's a fact. You want change? Stop selling drugs to suburban white people in our own communities. Let them sell their own drugs. You want change? Teach small business classes. Become an entrepreneur. You want change? Learn how to grow food! Even in urban communities. You want change? Listen to good music, not crap music telling you to be gangsters. You want change? Admit that we have been calling ourselves thugs long before Tupac pasted it on his stomach. You want change? Stop giving cops a reason to mistrust us. You want change? Recognize that it's not just us being what...shat on. You know what, this new generation of voters has been dealt a raw hand. It's on us slightly older folks to teach these new voters about our own history. Yes, before some of us were brought here from Africa...we are descendents of kings and queens...But yet, here we are in modern times, still looking to the white man to allow us to rebuild our rightful empire. You want change, recognize an ally when you see one. Bernie Sanders needs the Black Vote. Bernie Sanders needs the minority vote. Bernie Sanders needs the vote, of the entire country. You do not have to be a Black person to care about black plight. You don't have to be a native American, to worry about native plight. What we must agree on, is we are all one community. We are all Americans. Bernie Sanders is not an opportunist. Bernie Sanders is not perfect. Bernie Sanders is not a divider. And he is Not...the great white hope. Who Bernie Sanders is, is a compassionate man. A man who does not oppress and tries his hardest to end oppression wherever he can. This man, and O'Malley are running for a national office. But more importantly, international office. Y'all think on that #blacklivesmatter."

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[–] surprisecockfag 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

"Let's show them that black people aren't rude and intrusive by being rude and intrusive!"

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