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3 tweets that show the problem with Bernie Sanders's line on white people and ghettos

At CNN's Democratic debate on Sunday, moderator Don Lemon asked Bernie Sanders what his racial blind spots are. But Sanders's response was perhaps a bit more revealing than he intended.

In his response, Sanders suggested that white people "don't know what it's like to be living in a ghetto and to be poor" — a response that also seemed to characterize all minority Americans as impoverished.

Journalist Joy Reid quickly criticized the line on Twitter:

As Reid suggested, it's true that black Americans disproportionately suffer from poverty. But it's just not true that all minorities' experience is defined by poverty.