“Let me be very personal if I might. I’m Jewish, my father’s family died in concentration camps,” he said to the student at a town hall speech in Virginia who asked how he would stand up to Islamophobia.
 
“I will do everything that I can to rid this country of the ugly stain of racism that has existed for far too many years.”
 
Sanders chronicled racism and discrimination’s historical roots in American culture, arguing that groups have always tried to play one group off against each other.
 
“Our job is to build a nation in which we all stand together as one,” he said.