Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders fought with Hillary Clinton at the CNN debate this past weekend over who could make the most outrageous statement.
Sanders secured that title when he tried to invoke ‘white guilt’ by in essence saying that no white person has ever been poor or suffered racism. He was asked by the moderator, “What racial blind spots do you have?”
After telling a story about a colleague of his being unable to hail a cab because of the color of his skin, Sanders turned his attention towards a very specific group of people.
“When you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto,” Sanders answered. “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 you get dragged out of a car.”
Sander’s shockingly racist answer does nothing to combat racism in America. Instead, it furthers the damaging and misguided notion that somehow because of the color of someone’s skin, they’ve never suffered or struggled.
What do you think of Sander's statements?