By Charles Blow, Nov. 21 2016 (LINK to article)
"The appointment by President-elect Trump of a racist individual like Mr. Bannon to a position of authority is totally unacceptable"
Perhaps Bernie Sanders knows something about Steve Bannon that I don't, but I doubt it.
For decades, the Left has been demonising as "racist" anyone who refuses to embrace its ideology of white racial self-denial and self-contempt, which started life as an understandable overreaction to Nazism and the Holocaust, before being transformed into an instrument of socio-political intimidation and control, a modern, secular replacement, effectively, for the power-political role of medieval church ideology and serving the state's age-old strategy of divide and rule, whereby society is now divided into a morally superior, supposedly unprejudiced, "colour-blind" and xenophilic elite, on the one hand (people like Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton), and the morally inferior, naturally (evolved human nature being what it is) prejudiced, not colour-blind, but xenophobically-inclined masses, on the other, who must submit to the authority of and domination by their "moral superiors".
Society is in desperate need of genuine moral authority to guide out of the mess it is in, but most of those offering such authority are in fact moral supremacists, the likes of which got us into this mess in the first place.
Distinguishing between genuine moral authority and moral supremacism is difficult, but possible. See this BLOG, which I hope will help.