In this new five minute ad for the Bernie Sanders campaign, noted director Spike Lee shows us the strong endorsements of noted black and Latino activists juxtaposed with clips from Bernie Sanders himself advocating for key racial issues.

“Wake up America!” Lee declares.

The speakers focused on key issues that Sanders has railed on, but also gave the issues a more clear sense of authenticity coming from the individuals that these issues most impact.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at