Bernie's Racial Justice Director: Bernie's Movement is Racist
White lefties are some of the most racist people around. On the other hand, Team Bernie has proven that it's a very soft touch when it comes to being rolled by identity politics activists. Either way though this is another sharp blow to the dysfunctional mess that is Our Revolution.
A former Bernie Sanders campaign staffer has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the pro-Sanders group, Our Revolution.
On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Tezlyn Figaro, who served as director for racial justice issues on the Sanders campaign in 2016, said she and others have been "concerned for years with issues of racism" among people working for the Vermont senator.
"I'm not saying he himself is racist, but his movement is. It is a reason why no one from the 2016 black outreach department is there working for Senator Sanders," she said.
Figaro said it was "important to [her]" to file the federal lawsuit laying out her allegations and what she experienced in 2016.
When your racial justice director is suing you for being racist, you really have a problem.
Here's Tezlyn Figaro's Twitter thread on the subject.
In 2016 Symone Sanders went on record about the racism she received while on the campaign. While she made a point to say it wasn’t leadership those of us that worked with her know the truth but Symone didn’t want to ruin her career & be black balled https://t.co/kJLkI58Bhq— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) May 20, 2019
In Feb 2019 the 2016 black staff requested a meeting with Sanders to discuss what went wrong in 2016, the meeting was DENIED (Sanders DID meet with the staff concerned about sexual harassment) so then black staff published this & were still IGNORED. https://t.co/jdEkcicGfo— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) May 20, 2019
In 2019 Sanders was caught working with David Sirota behind the scenes (as his speech writer) once they exposed it & exposed his racist past Bernie hired him full time. David still currently writes Bernie’s speech https://t.co/EmpOSz0t08— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) May 20, 2019
In 2016 I personally recruited t/ONLY black ppl that Bernie met with in Flint.He told their story in speeches helping him secure the MI historic win. In ‘18 I coordinated him meeting then again instead of just using them as props when he needed them in 16 https://t.co/6CVL4RTXDE— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) May 20, 2019
Although Sanders has many black surrogates not ONE of them is in charge of strategy nor has any of them work on the STAFF level actually on the ground experiencing the racism issues at a different level. Each has asked Sanders 2do better (he refuses to change & it is deliberate)— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) May 20, 2019
No one from the NATIONAL Sanders Black Outreach team was rehired for 2020. Some wanted to work with the campaign again (yet were not even called) & some did not want to work for Sanders again based on what we know about Sanders after working for him.— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) May 20, 2019
In2018 t/Black women in this pic are the women I personally coordinated 2meet Sanders to tell them how 2 girls were killed Sanders took t/pic, promised 2help & they haven’t heard a damn thing since! 1 lady in the group is apart of the2016 group I organized https://t.co/ZIKaw5UpvY— Tezlyn Figaro (@TezlynFigaro) May 20, 2019