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CNN Guest Explains Why People Calling for 'Civility' Need to 'Check Their Privilege'

June 25, 2018 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks she's Rosa Parks in this situation, and she's absolutely not.”


As CNN continued Monday to discuss the debates around “civility” sparked by a local restaurant's refusal serve White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, former Bernie Sanders spokeswoman Symone Sanders explained why the whole discussion is misguided.

“I think Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks she's Rosa Parks in this situation, and she's absolutely not,” Symone Sanders said on Jake Tapper's “The Lead.” “The folks calling for 'civility' may need to check their privilege.”

She continued: “Where is the civility in the press briefing room, Jake? Where is the civility at the border for these children? This conversation about civility is completely one-sided and skewed.”

Symone Sanders also drew on the history of the civil rights movement and other protest groups that are often misleadingly portrayed as more docile and less controversial than they were in their own time.

“Those movements should be non-violent, but they should not be non-confrontational,” she said. “If we were waiting for non-confrontational and civility, we might still be sitting at segregated lunch counters.”

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