“No one gets to see their parent’s last moments, and I was able to see my dad die on national TV” — Erica Garner
Bernie Sanders released a new ad that is quite the tear jerker featuring Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner– the NYPD choke victim whose death made national headlines. While only four-minutes long, the ad is a very strong endorsement for the Democratic nominee, highlighting his commitment to advocating for civil rights and prison reform. Garner believes that by backing Sanders, he can help get the truth out about Eric Garner’s side of the story.
“I’m behind anyone who is going to listen, who is going to speak up for us,” she says. “I think we need to believe in a leader like Bernie Sanders.”
This endorsement is made after Erica Garner explains to the camera that her daughter just learned about Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. in school.
“She [Erica’s daughter] asked me ‘Did Rosa Parks not give up her seat for a white man?’ and I said yes” Erica Garner explained, “she said ‘but those are were in the old days, right mommy?’ and I had to explain to her that it’s not really over.'”
The sad truth is that our fight for black civil rights is not over. We must still unite and fight. And we must also align ourselves with allies who will do the same. The big question, however, is will Bernie Sanders stand for black people if he is elected as President of the United States of America?
What do you guys think?