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Bernie Sanders: "When you're white … you don't know what it's like to be poor."

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Bernie Sanders wrong to say, ‘When you’re white … you don’t know what it’s like to be poor’

During the Democratic debate in economically distressed and racially diverse Flint, Mich., CNN’s Don Lemon asked both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders the same question: "In a speech about policing," Lemon said, "the FBI director, James Comey, borrowed a phrase saying, ‘Everyone is a little bit racist.’ What racial blind spot do you have?" When it was Sanders’ turn to answer, he began by talking about several specific examples of racial discrimination. He then drew a contrast with what whites experience.   "When you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know …

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