Bernie Sanders’ Racial Justice Program

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I don’t support Bernie in the Democratic Party because I believe the key question in U.S. politics is building a political party that can defend the needs of the vast majority of the American people. As more and more people on the left agree, the Democratic Party is not and cannot be such a party; to my mind this constraint makes paramount the political independence of candidates, no matter how progressive their program.

But whether or not one supports Bernie as a Democratic Party candidate today, the pressure on him to move to the left programmatically is a positive step, […]