Press "Enter" to skip to content

A black woman's negative encounter with a Sanders supporter after #NN15 #BlackLivesMatter protest

This morning at Eclectablog, I published a Guest Post from my friend Sommer Foster. Foster is an African American woman from Michigan who, like me, was at the #BlackLivesMatter protest during the Netroots Nation presidential candidate townhall meeting. I have written about my transformation during that event from white-privileged, irritated spectator to supportive, encouraging ally in my essay White progressives get a taste of anger & frustration as #BlackLivesMatter activists upstage Bernie Sanders and in my follow-up piece Post-Netroots Nation reflections on the #BlackLivesMatter protest – it’s time to reject “respectability politics”. My wife documented the event with her camera in her photoblog [PHOTOS] #BlackLivesMatter protest at Netroots Nation through the eyes of a photographer.

But Sommer gives a black woman's perspective that Anne and I will, of course, never have.

Her piece is titled GUEST POST: A perspective of the Netroots Nation #BlackLivesMatter protest from a person of color.

In it, she describes her impressions including being cornered by a Sanders supporter in a way that frightened her and made her feel unsafe at a progressive gathering.

Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

The Politicus is a collaborative political community that facilitates content creation directly on the site. Our goal is to make the political conversation accessible to everyone.

Any donations we receive will go into writer outreach. That could be advertising on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit or person-to-person outreach on College campuses. Please help if you can:

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x