Magazine September 7, 2015, Issue

Bernie and Black Lives

Why a faction of the Left has turned on the Vermont socialist

Black Lives Matter, the loosely organized radical group that sprang up to protest police violence after the Michael Brown killing and similar incidents, is giving the Bernie Sanders campaign fits, interrupting his speeches and accusing the impeccably progressive crowds gathered to hear them of racism.

Senator Sanders, who is challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from a political stance so far to the left that he remains technically outside the Democratic party — he is an independent and a socialist — has an agenda and a history that should be attractive to the racial-grievance Left: He was active in the civil-rights movement, and,

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