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NEWS Talib Kweli defends protesters who interrupted Bernie Sanders

by / August 17, 2015 World News No Comments

Hop hopA�artist and activist Talib Kweli defended protestersA�Mara Jacqueline Willaford and Marissa Johnson during a conversation withBill Maher on HBOa��s cipla erecto, cipla erecto, cipla erecto, cipla erecto, cipla erecto, cipla erecto. Real Time, saying thatA�a�?the job of activism is not to be liked, not to be polite.a�?

Maher and Kweli were discussing the actions of Willaford and Johnson, who had taken over a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders in an attempt to draw attention to the Black Lives Matter movement. Maher pointed out that Sanders has a strong record for civil rights and that therefore he might not have been the proper target for the protesters. But Kweli countered, saying that SandersA�a�?is somebody who a�� just because someone has a record of civil rights doesna��t mean they are automatically entitled to the black vote.a�?

a�?The job of activism is not to be liked, not to be politea�� Black women vote more than anybody in this country, and you have young black women who started Black Lives Matter and they are forcing this discussion,a�? Kweli continued.

The hip hop artist further noted, a�?Ita��s very possible to be progressive and have no understanding of racial issues.a�?

Since drawing attention to herself during her appearance at the Bernie Sanders rally, Johnson has come forward to say,A�a�?I feel good. I helped launch a national conversation around race and electoral politics and respectability thata��s still going strong two days later. I could not be better.a�?





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