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Bernie Sanders signs in front of the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center in West Baltimore. (Photo by Deion Broxton)

Bernie Sanders still has a chance in the Democratic race for president, said former NAACP president Ben Jealous March 30 at the official opening of the Vermont senator’s campaign headquarters in West Baltimore. Sanders’ campaign is setting up shop at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center, less than a mile away where Gray died on a fateful day last April, sparking protest.

Sanders supporters at opening of the West Baltimore Bernie Sanders campaign headquarters. (Photos by Deion Broxton)

Jealous spoke to a crowd of young, old, Black, White and all shades of the rainbow Wednesday night. Sanders did not make an appearance. In arguing that Sanders is still a viable candidate, Jealous said that CNN uses superdelegates to mask the fact that regular delegates matter more and Sanders has a respectful number of delegates. This comes after Sanders’ landslide victories in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii this past weekend.

Jealous said this Democratic primary isn’t “Black versus White but young versus old.” Sanders is winning voters age 30 and younger, while Hillary Clinton tends to do better among voters age 60 and older.

Sanders supporters at opening of the West Baltimore Bernie Sanders campaign headquarters. (Photos by Deion Broxton)

Young voters view the 1990s (Bill Clinton’s presidency) as a time when mass incarceration defined Black youth, Jealous said, as opposed to older people, who saw their IRA’s and 401k’s do well.

“The more I learned about Bernie Sanders the more I liked him compared to other candidates,” said Filippo Bustamante Jr., a Towson University student who exemplified the voters who support Sanders. He added, “I just don’t see that same quality of honesty.”

Sanders supporters at opening of the West Baltimore Bernie Sanders campaign headquarters. (Photos by Deion Broxton)

Bustamante, who admitted he waited a bit before choosing Bernie Sanders, said he wasn’t a fan of Hillary Clinton but also didn’t reject any Republican candidates, besides Donald Trump, who he says brings out negative ideologies he thought died a significant time ago. He said he was intrigued by Republican candidates, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

Bustamante acknowledges Hillary Clinton has an established reputation and recognizable face, but said Sanders seemed more attuned to a generation of college kids that feels forgotten.

“I didn’t know who Bernie Sanders was until I got I decided to get into politics. , it’s funny; this older guy is speaking the voice of a generation,” Bustamante said, adding, “Bernie Sanders is the only candidate that I think really truly represents the United States.”