Bernie Sanders is marching on in the race towards the presidency even though it looks like his opponent Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee. While Sanders has accumulated a loyal following and even had Spike Lee direct an endorsement ad featuring black activists and celebrities, he’s failed to secure the support of many black voters.
As the Democratic National Convention approaches, Twitter users of all backgrounds have been using the hashtag #BernieLostMe to share why they won’t be voting for the Vermont senator/ why he lost their support.
#BernieLostMe when his White privileged emos felt they had the right to "Whitesplain" to POC why they MUST vote for him.
— jawillie (@jawillie) May 19, 2016
#BernieLostMe after refusing to specifically address blk issues and saying "its not just blacks" AT A BLACK EVENT
— marcussimmonscc (@marcussimmonscc) May 18, 2016
#BernieLostMe when he blamed not doing well with black voters because the "poor don't vote."
— Yukio Strachan (@boldandworthy) May 18, 2016
#BernieLostMe when he dismissed the voices of black voters in the south.
— Finn G. (@phineasfrogg) May 19, 2016
Has Bernie lost your vote? Did he ever have it to begin with?