• Richard Easson

California Teacher Claims Bernie Sanders’ Mittens Embody ‘White Privilege’

In an op-ed written for the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco high school teacher and former UC Berkeley professor, Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, claimed that the picture that went viral of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) grumpily wearing mittens at Biden’s inauguration embody white, male, class privilege.

In her article Seyer-Ochi wrote, "Sen. Sanders is no white supremacist insurrectionist. But he manifests privilege, white privilege, male privilege and class privilege, in ways that my students could see and feel.”

In reference to her students, Seyer-Ochi penned, "We talked about gender and the possible meanings of the attire chosen by Vice President Kamala Harris, Dr. Jill Biden, the Biden grandchildren, Michelle Obama, Amanda Gorman and others. We referenced the female warriors inspiring these women, the colors of their educational degrees and their monochromatic ensembles of pure power.”

She continued, "And there, across all of our news and social media feeds, was Bernie: Bernie memes, Bernie sweatshirts, endless love for Bernie. I puzzled and fumed as an individual as I strove to be my best possible teacher. I don't know many poor, or working class, or female, or struggling-to-be-taken-seriously folk who would show up at the inauguration of our 46th president dressed like Bernie. Unless those same folk had privilege. Which they don't."

Rightfully so, the leftist was met with criticism on social media for her farfetched claim.

RealClearPolitics president Tom Bevan wrote on Twitter: "Ugh. SJWs are so humorless have to take a stupid, funny meme and turn it into a meta-narrative about white privilege."

Journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote: "What a stupid and appalling article: all based on how Bernie dressed. As stupid and gross as it is, it represents a large and growing sector of left-liberal thought."

Lisa Langsdorf of GoodEye PR wrote: "Ingrid Seyer-Ochi, in Vermont this is actually dress attire. Leave Vermont and Bernie alone.”

“Rising” host Krystal Ball responded to Greenwald’s tweet saying, "Wait so Bernie has now been attacked for being too fancy, and not fancy enough, all while wearing the exact same nondescript winter coat??"

Yes, the left has nothing intellectual to think about anymore but fashion – we’re just as stupefied as you are and cannot help but laugh.