“For the first time in my life, I am seeing a politician call for true equality by way of policy and not asking me to wait.” – Killer Mike.
This past Friday, Bernie Sanders headed to South Carolina in hopes of increasing his Democratic support in the primary race. One of his largest supporters and hip hop artist Killer Mike took to the podium with some very strong words describing exactly why he believes Sanders is the only true presidential candidate with the heart and ability to run our nation.
“I’m gonna tell you, the proof is in the pudding every time,” Killer Mike continued. “If I could find a picture of you from 51 years ago chained to a Black woman, protesting segregation, and I know 51 years later you’re willing to fold your arms, hold your head, and listen to two Black girls yell and scream, rightfully so, as opposed to someone who will tell you to ‘shut up’ after they read your own words, as opposed to someone who will tell you ‘later’ when it comes to your children dying in the streets, I know that the only person that I have the conscience to vote for is Bernard Sanders. I know that the only person that my logical beautiful Black mind will allow me to vote for is Senator Bernie Sanders. And I want to tell the other side, I know from going around and shaking hands and hugging these beautiful Black faces of South Carolina, that goddamn firewall got a crack in it.”
You can view his passionate speech below: