I understand the importance of symbolism and that is the strength of Obama - a well spoken, educated and professional politician with African heritage. The African American population has been super racialised by the horrific historic treatment they have received in the US. But obviously Sanders policy platform would benefit vulnerable African Americans more than Obama's ever did. I don't immediately expect people to see that though...as a brown person I don't think being victimised immediately leads to insight or enlightenment unfortunately. However, seems like the young generation is coming up extremely impressively.