If you thought Bernie Sanders was immune from woke criticism, looks like you thought wrong:
"Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel." https://t.co/uyAGMpAuR9
— SFChronicle Opinion (@sfc_opinions) February 1, 2021
lmao the Jewish socialist gets called in for white privilege and class privilege, who could have predicted this https://t.co/qhAmB71B4f
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) February 1, 2021
San Francisco Unified School District high school teacher Ingrid Seyer-Ochi writes:
We talked about gender and the possible meanings of the attire chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, the Biden grandchildren, Michelle Obama, Amanda Gorman and others. We referenced the female warriors inspiring these women, the colors of their educational degrees and their monochromatic ensembles of pure power.
And there, across all of our news and social media feeds, was Bernie: Bernie memes, Bernie sweatshirts, endless love for Bernie. I puzzled and fumed as an individual as I strove to be my best possible teacher. What did I see? What did I think my students should see? A wealthy, incredibly well-educated and -privileged white man, showing up for perhaps the most important ritual of the decade, in a puffy jacket and huge mittens.…
“When you see privilege, you know it,” I’d told them weeks before. Yet, when they saw Sen. Bernie Sanders manifesting privilege, when seemingly no one else did, I struggled to explain that disparity. I am beyond puzzled as to why so many are loving the images of Bernie and his gloves. Sweet, yes, the gloves, knit by an educator. So “Bernie.”
Not so sweet? The blindness I see, of so many (Bernie included), to the privileges Bernie represents. I don’t know many poor, or working class, or female, or struggling-to-be-taken-seriously folk who would show up at the inauguration of our 46th president dressed like Bernie. Unless those same folk had privilege. Which they don’t.
Her classes sound fun.
This person is teaching this to high school students https://t.co/a6H5sfG3yP
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) February 1, 2021
She’s also a former professor at UC Berkeley. So it all makes sense.
— Siraj Hashmi in Gitmo (@SirajAHashmi) February 1, 2021
But why, Siraj?
No habibi… pic.twitter.com/JSHogEtZRR
— ClassicalLibMOT (@CygnusA81) February 1, 2021
We can only hope this is a sign of some kind of woke internecine war.
lmaooo you fucken dorks. pic.twitter.com/pwnKATUWdD
— Loot Every Walmart (@BethLynch2020) February 1, 2021
When he turned around and used that moment to raise millions for charity that was also traumatizing for my students too.
— jordan (@JordanUhl) February 1, 2021
We’re here for this.
There's an extreme minority of people within the progressive movement that hold this view, and we have to disabuse them of the notion that elders wearing winter appropriate clothing is "white privilege." The true show of privilege is wearing thousands of dollars in dress clothes.
— Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa ✶ (@CDRosa) February 1, 2021
No! Don’t disabuse them of that notion. We’re having too much fun!
— Gregory Simms (@therealsimmy33) February 1, 2021
— Not Melvin (@monkeyboy100001) February 1, 2021