Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders may have a Black Lives Matter problem

Activists tied to the movement, which is calling for changes to the criminal justice system, have twice taken the microphone at Sanders rallies in recent weeks. They’re calling on the candidate for the Democratic nomination to produce a concrete plan to combat systemic racism in all forms of law enforcement—from policing to courts to incarceration

Sanders is a lifelong civil rights crusader who appears at surface to be a natural ally to the movement, giving him the opportunity to tap into one of the biggest forces in 2015 liberal politics. Doing so could turn his campaign from that of a feisty outsider into a contender that may put real fear into the hearts of the Clinton faithful Read more…

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Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders aren’t natural allies