Sanders and a Lifetime of Civil Rights Activism???
Here’s a BRIEF summary Bernard Sanders’ flirt with America’s Civil Rights movement.
— Sanders transferred to the University of Chicago in 1961 and became a participant in the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), protesting housing discrimination against Black students.
— He purchased a bus ticket to attend the 1963 March on Washington. He was not invited. He was unknown. Sanders was one of a relative handful of other white people, many curious hippies, who "attended" the event.
— After returning to Chicago from the March on Washington, Sanders and other CORE members were charged with resisting arrest while protesting segregation at an elementary school. Sanders was released and fined $25.
— In 1963 Sanders participated for "a few months" in a socialist Jewish kibbutz (commune) in Israel. At some point he returned to the University of Chicago, graduating in 1964. He went back to Brooklyn.
— In 1968, Sanders moved from Brooklyn to join other white liberals relocating to Vermont. The alleged goal of this group was to create a majority population in a small state and dominate its politics in a grand social experiment.
Evidence of ANY civil rights activist activities after 1963-64 is nonexistent. He did nothing further of any significance in the service of Civil Rights...NOTHING.
I’ve challenged many Sanders supporters to provide evidence contrary to what I’ve presented. The only responses I have received go something like this — “Well Hillary…”
It is what it is…