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I am pretty sure Sanders is aware of the racial dimension but chose not to take that line. It probably would have gotten him a few percentage more of black votes, which would have helped, but either he didn't like the effect that would have on the framing or he perhaps thought that would be demagoguery. There are equally good arguments that the banksters who brought us the GFC were equal opportunity looters and just went after anything of value, easiest pickings first. What he might have gained in black votes he might have lost more voters elsewhere. And it would have required more nuance in a season of vivid contrasts.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun May 15th, 2016 at 08:59:01 AM EST
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