Why I'm Feeling The 'Bern'

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17:  U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) listens during a news conference about private prisons Septem
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 17: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) listens during a news conference about private prisons September 17, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Sanders was joined by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) to announce that they will introduce bills to ban private prisons. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The American people are demanding a political revolution in this country. They're not looking for the "R" or "D" answer. But, instead, they are looking for the right answer. They are looking for common sense solutions.

About a month ago, I announced that I was not only leaving the Republican Party but the conservative movement altogether. For far too long, conservatives had turned a blind eye to racial discrimination in this country and ignored the struggle that young people are facing growing up here in America.

How could I support a movement that refused to support me?

Systemic racism is real. Police brutality is real. Youth unemployment is real. Income inequality is real. Poverty in the richest country in the world is real.

There is only one candidate that has shown enough courage to accept these issues as a painful reality and has released plans to tackle every single one of them.

That candidate, that courageous trailblazer, is Bernie Sanders. The independent Senator from the great state of Vermont.

I left the Republican Party, I left the conservative movement, in favor of a revolution. A political revolution. Like me and the 2 million small donors who have supported the Senator's candidacy for President, Senator Sanders is fed up with the status quo. The political establishment has screwed America over. It's screwed all of us over.

Well, almost all us...the one percent is thriving.

Black fathers are rotting away in prison because of outdated policy. Young people are unemployed and desperately searching for the means to make it. Women, in the year of 2015, still made 79 cents to the dollar, compared to their male counterparts.

You have every right to be angry. Every right to be frustrated. Every right to be pissed off.

These feelings of anger, of contempt, must be our fuel. We must not allow modern day political dynasties, once again, to screw us over. We are better than that.

My generation deserves a future. The black community deserves an advocate. The American people deserve a fighter.

That is exactly why I am endorsing Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America and I urge every American to join me and take part in our political revolution.