Funny you thought I was angry, when I was more amused at the author’s contention that she was due an apology. Furthermore, let’s suppose that the “Bernie-bro’s” data concerned “non-white” people, but not Black voters in particular — even acknowledging that Black & non-white voters are not interchangeable — how would he express that? It seems to me the author was primed to take offense, when all she had to do was ask for clarification: did the data specify Black voters in particular?

Not sure how the essay would constitute an affront to my whiteness. Especially given that it doesn’t indicate whether or not the “Bernie-bro” is actually white (though it’s likely, given his response).

Yes. I think white people like to be in control of any particular dialogue in which they’re engaged. Doesn’t everyone?

& yeah, you’re partly right — I believe the author had no business demanding an apology. So, yeah, how dare she?!?

LA born & raised, now I live upstate. I hate snow. I write on healthcare, politics & history. Hobbies are woodworking & singing Xmas carols with nonsense lyrics

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