Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism.]

"There is a pattern—demonstrated time and time again—by both Sanders and some Sanders supporters of racial cluelessness, an infantilizing and almost colonial kind of condescension about policy, and a tendency to react to anyone who points that out by, well, supplying even more evidence of racial tone-deafness, self-ordained intellectual superiority, and sometimes completely open displays of various forms of outright bigotry. ...Black voters are also just that: voters, with functioning minds and political priorities, not pets. Every candidate should be prepared to craft an appealing platform and then tailor not the content but the presentation of their policy ideas for different groups of voters. That's what it means to campaign, to compete for voters in a democracy."—Janell Ross, who has been absolutely on fire lately at the Washington Post, with another terrific piece: "Bernie Sanders's most vitriolic supporters really test the meaning of the word 'progressive'."

[H/T to Aphra_Behn.]

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