After Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential contests on March 26 (Washington, Hawaii and Alaska) by large margins, a number of media outlets suggested that Sanders is more likely to win contests in states that are "largely white."
Supporters questioned whether the outlets' assertion was borne out by the data. Over 73 percent of Hawaii's population identifies as a race other than white. Anchorage, Alaska has previously been named one of the most diverse places in America, as has Washington. And in earlier Sanders' victories, he might have won the Latino vote in Nevada, and he notably received the support of voters in Dearborn, Michigan, which boasts one of the largest Muslim populations in the U.S.
People of color responded to the media outlets with brilliantly creative tweets under the hashtag #BernieMadeMeWhite, suggesting that the coverage was whitewashing them. Their comments are perfection.