The pitched battle being waged by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to win the support of South Carolina’s black voters is awash in irony.
When my great grandmother left South Carolina nearly 90 years ago, black voting rights were systematically denied through state-sanctioned terrorism that was bolstered by the Democrats. Now that the party must depend on the black electorate to win the White House, African Americans must demand something more than lip service from Clinton and Sanders in return for our votes.
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Photo: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the Democratic Presidential debate from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, Dec. 19, 2015 on ABC. By Disney ABC Television Group / Flickr Creative Commons
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