Bernie Sanders Chicago 2020 speech focuses on fight against racism

The Vermont senator concluded a two-part launch in the Windy City, harking back to his student days in the civil rights era In the city that inspired his political activism, Bernie Sanders concluded a two-part presidential campaign launch with a personal anecdote: As a college student in Chicago, he was arrested during a civil rights protest against segregation of public schools. Before a crowd of 12,500 at the Navy Pier on Sunday night, Sanders recalled that in the 1960s, school officials in Chicago set up portable trailers for black students to keep them from attending white schools. One day, many of us went to the spot where they planned to put the trailers, Sanders said. We were corralled by a …