Once again, social media was forced to pushback against a mainstream media narrative. Instead of dealing with the news of Bernie Sanders victories this weekend in an honest fashion, the media chose to downplay the Hawaii and Alaska wins with the notion that he won there because there were mostly white voters in the state.
This dishonest proclamation would result in the hashtag #BernieMadeMeWhite, created by Twitter users chin checking the notion that the vast majority of Sanders supporters are white people. It was hilarious.
But in all seriousness, erasure is a really dangerous thing. It’s good to see progressives of color make quick work of such limiting notions. As if people of color can’t be people of color and care about income inequality, and education at the same time. Bravo, once again, Twitter.