Days after Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said White people “don’t know what it’s like to live in the ghetto,” he is still feeling the burn from the very group he was trying to convince to support him: African-American voters.
The Vermont senator, who is struggling to win Black votes, stumbled during a debate Sunday in Flint, Michigan, when moderator Don Lemon asked him and front-runner Hillary Clinton to describe their so-called “racial blind spots.”
“When you’re White, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto — you don’t know what it’s like to be poor,” Sanders said during the debate. “You don’t know what it’s like to be hassled when you walk down the street or you get dragged out of a car.”
Will this cause him to lose the black vote?