Support from black voters has been especially crucial for Democrats in recent elections, and both Sanders and Clinton have tried to prove themselves worthy of the vote.
From “super predator” showdowns to Black Lives Matter podium takeovers, both Clinton and Sanders have faced their fair share of criticism about their handling of race issues. Dyson was in New York City this month being honored by The National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College for his best-selling books and critical analysis of race issues, and he sat down with us to discuss the candidates.
In Part 2 of our one-on-one sit down with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, the writer and history scholar gives us his take on Election 2016 and says one candidate has a clear edge over the other when it comes to race — Hillary Clinton. He’s gone so far as to say that Clinton would be better for black people in office than President Obama ever could’ve been.
Dyson also holds no punches with his criticism of many Bernie Sanders supporters, comparing them to Donald Trump supporters on the right. Check out the interview with theGrio’s Deputy Editor, Natasha Alford, above and watch Part 1 here.