Expect Bernie’s support among African-Americans (and workers in general) to improve sharply in 2020

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The survey of African-Americans that was alluded to in a NY Times op-ed on Wednesday highlighted the top 4 concerns of African-Americans as low wages, college tuition, health care and housing. These are the issues Bernie has zeroed in on in his campaign, more than any other candidate.

His main competition, right now, seems to be Harris and Biden. Harris cannot match Bernie programmatically, and her record in California as a prosecutor is far from progressive.

Biden's nominal support from African-Americans is based entirely on the fact that he was Obama's VP and has name recognition. When voters learn more about his actual record, expect African-American support to decline. See this excellent piece for reference: https://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/56859-focus-the-joe-biden-that-msnbc-wont-show-you

Ironically, Biden made his name as a national player by being the guy who opposed busing and affirmative action and favored draconian crime laws and the drug war. His status as the friend of the (white) worker seems to be based as much on his racial posturing than it is on any known commitment to working class politics. Hard to reconcile being pro-labor when you support deregulation of Wall Street, bankruptcy laws written by the credit card industry, and corporate trade deals that ship jobs overseas.

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