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This article explains the #berniebruh hashtag campaign.


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#BernieBruh is a hashtag campaign to highlight people of color who support Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The campaign aims to dispell the stereotype that the candidate only appeals to white voters, typified by the Bernie Bro archetype.


The earliest known usage of the hashtag was published by Twitter [1] user @Team_Chance on July 9th, 2015 (shown below).

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Nearly five years later, the hashtag was used by podcaster Benjamin Dixon in a video about the "Bernie Bruh" campaign. In a tweet, he shared a video about people of colors that support Sanders. He wrote, "A few weeks ago I asked my friends who they were supporting in the election. Turns out, I’m not the only #BernieBruh." In two days, the post received more than 1.2 million views, 30,000 likes and 9,700 retweets (shown below).


That day, political strategist Peter Daou shared the video. He wrote, "#Bernie now leads the field among black voters, the Democratic Party's base. Check out this great #BernieBruh video by @BenjaminPDixon." The post received more than 10,000 likes and 2,800 retweets in less than two days (shown below).

Peter Daou @peterdaou #Bernie now leads the field among black voters, the Democratic Party's base. Check out this great #BernieBruh video by @BenjaminPDixon 2:13 1.2M views From Benjamin Dixon 1:43 PM · Feb 26, 2020 · Twitter Web App

Over the next few days, others shared their support for the candidate with the hashtag, posting photographs of themselves at campaign events and other messages of support (examples below).

Several media outlets on the reported about the hashtag, including The Source,[2] The Daily Dot, [3] Daily Kos[4] and more.

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Various Examples

Mooncandy @Mooncandy18 #BernieBruh GIF 3:53 PM · Feb 26, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Johnny Akzam @JohnnyAkzam · Feb 19 Are you a "Bernie Bro"? You of those "hostile, young, white, male incels", who run around the internet harassing other candidates and their supporters? I want to hear from you. Post your best #BernieBro pic below and show the MSM who you are. 536 27 166 610 Kevlive @Kevlive3 Replying to @JohnnyAkzam If anything, l'm a #BernieBruh 4:33 PM · Feb 19, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Jessica Grace @lsicalynn #BernieBruh family. V DEA FOR AI nie Bernie Bernie Bernie AMIGI RIGH Bernie ernie 3ernie Bernie Ca ng Bernie Bernie Bernie Bernie 2:36 PM · Feb 26, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone
King @talkdrizzytome African Americans have the chance to vote for a man who has stood for equality his entire life. Bernie marched with MLK and was arrested for protesting with African Americans. He's been about equality long before it was cool. Stand with #BernieBruh Bernie Sanders 5:45 PM · Feb 26, 2020 · Twitter for Android burrell poe @BurrellPoe We out here! #BernieBruh ect Bernie Sanders for President And s pldged digc Tuesday, March 12 Not me. US Bern Caring - Compassion - Community Pd Be 5:02 PM · Feb 26, 2020 · Twitter for Android Supportcarriesu @Supportcarries1 #BernieBruh Wasnington PUGET BULLETPR BLACKLIVESMA Bernie 3:53 PM · Feb 26, 2020 · Twitter Web App

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Pretty sad black people have to come out with posts like this, taking pictures of other black people at Bernie Sanders rallies etc just because Hillary and all the other liberals for the later half of the last election were trying their best to say that Bernie wasn't progressive because only white dudes want Bernie.


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