Bernie Sanders

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After presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) was shut down by Black Lives Matter activists at Netroots Nation yesterday, progressives used the #BernieSoBlack hashtag to debate his storied civil rights legacy on Twitter.


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Sanders has a long history of progressive politics in his home state of Virginia, including his stances of healthcare and affordable housing, but problematic stances on Israel and gun control — and suspicions that he’s being used as a sheepdog  candidate to herd radical activists back into the fold of the Democratic Party — have some people expressing ambivalence about him.


This split among progressives came to a head on social media this afternoon and the hashtag #BernieSoBlack was born.


See a view of the funniest below:



he NEVER forgot about Dre.