Cornel West Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Sen. Bernie Sanders is a “long-distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years,” civil rights activist Cornel West said in Twitter post last night endorsing the Democratic presidential candidate.

  • “Now is the time for his prophetic voice to be heard across our crisis-ridden country,” West said of Sanders
  • West, author of “Race Matters,” added that his support of Sanders isn’t an “affirmation of the neo-liberal Democratic Party”
  • NOTE: Earlier this month, Sanders left a stage in Seattle after protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement, which has spoken out against racism and police abuses, disrupted one of his speeches; Sanders has declared that no one else “will fight harder to end institutional racism”
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