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Guest Editorial: I Support Bernie Sanders for President and I Also Support the Black Lives Matter Takeover in Seattle - Slog - The Stranger

15.8.15

Guest Editorial: I Support Bernie Sanders for President and I Also Support the Black Lives Matter Takeover in Seattle - Slog - The Stranger: Horrible things have happened historically to brown-skinned people in these situations. We had an obligation to protect these sisters from any of that. We also had an obligation to protect the integrity of the situation.

Personally, I could understand why the crowd was angry—folks have tried to paint the largely white crowd’s displeasure as the result of white supremacy or intolerance. I don’t think so. I think it was simply disappointment at a bait and switch—if someone goes to a show to see Prince and instead Jeffrey Osborne comes out, they’re going to be disappointed. No disrespect to Jeffrey—he’s cool. But he’s no Prince.

Bernie was Prince on Saturday in Seattle, and so folks were rightfully disappointed.


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