When “Black Lives Matter” protesters disrupted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)’ rally in Seattle, the Democratic presidential candidate took notice.
Speaking before 27,000 people at a rally in Los Angeles, Sanders tried to white-out black protesters’ recent criticisms of his campaign.
“No one will fight harder to end institutional racism,” Sanders vowed while standing on the stage directly in front of two visible African-Americans.
Sanders was introduced at the rally by his brand new national press secretary Simone Sanders, chairwoman of the National Coalition for Juvenile Justice. The press secretary railed against Officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of Michael Brown and congratulated the Black Lives Matter protests that sprang up in Ferguson, Missouri.
Bernie Sanders introduced a “Racial Justice” platform page on his campaign website Sunday that echoes and celebrates the rhetoric of the Black Lives Matter protesters.