Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bernie Sanders Arrested!

Is this Bernie Sanders being arrested? from Kartemquin Films on Vimeo.

It was 1963 and more than 200,000 Chicagoans, mostly students, marched to protest the segregationist policies of Chicago Public School Superintendent Benjamin Willis.

Willis had refused to integrate Chicago schools despite overcrowding in black classrooms, instead assigning many black students to attend classes in aluminum trailers that became known as "Willis Wagons."

The protest at which Sanders was arrested, was in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago (73rd and Lowe), at a site at which Chicago Public Schools was planning to build an entire school out of Willis Wagons. You can read more here about what Bernie did in the 1960s Civil Rights era.

On the other side of the nation, a young Hillary Clinton was a "Goldwater Girl" supporting his opposition to the Civil Rights Act.

All of this was a long time ago, and a young Hillary can be forgiven for not knowing any better. But "not knowing any better" is a meme with Hillary (the vote on the war in Iraq, the dust-up over "Clinton care", the cattle futures fiasco, Travel-gate, her email server, etc.)

Barack Obama has not had scandal and questions of financial impropriety dogging him his whole life, and neither has Bernie Sanders.  

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