There is no one in the U.S. Congress with a stronger civil rights record than Bernie Sanders. Since at least 1963, he has been working for equal rights, even being arrested in the process. So why did a Black Lives Matter activist, one Marissa Johnson, choose him to attack in public, in a transparent attempt to damage his standing among minorities?
Well, maybe a clue can be found in her statements about who she really is:
"My parents are both Tea Partiers. I'm mixed. My mom's white and my dad's black. And they're both big Tea Partiers and that's how I was raised....I do want to say I am a very devout Evangelical Christian... And people who know me locally and nationally in my organizing work know that that is why I do what I do. And so yes, I did run up there and confront Bernie Sanders because of my religious convictions, absolutely."
Of course, she brackets this with a couple of pro forma claims that she's really, really left wing now, but of course if she is, she's the only fundamentalist Christian on earth that is driven by her religion to have progressive values.
I am going to state the obvious and then be done with this: Marissa Johnson is a right wing dirty trickster no different from James O'Keefe and the people who made the lying videos about planned parenthood. She had only one intention on earth, and that was to damage black support for their greatest ally in the Presidential race, by playing on the same mindless rage that drives right wing thinking across the country. Of course, she or her handlers counted on the mainstream press to ignore that obvious fact, so it worked. All's fair in love and politics, I guess. At least Republican politics.