It bugs me beyond belief when Bernie is referred to as “a white man.”
You don’t have to support him but have some respect. The fellow has had a long and honorable career in politics. He has achieved a lot. He has had an enormous impact on the national conversation on many issues. He’s written a bestselling book and motivated a lot of people to get politically engaged.
Forget about whether you like Bernie’s ideas or not. I haven’t decided if I’ll support him (although I am leaning that way). But it’s really pathetic when somebody like Bernie is being referred to as some random “white man.” Why not say “a principled and honorable person” instead? Or “an experienced politician”? Or even “a bestselling author”? How is his DNA the most interesting thing about him?