Speaking at the 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors, Hillary Clinton directly addressed white privilege and racism. She was blunt:
“For a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear. And news reports about poverty and crime and discrimination evoke sympathy, even empathy, but too rarely do they spur us to action or prompt us to question our own assumptions and privilege. We can’t hide from any of these hard truths about race and justice in America. We have to name them, and own them, and then change them.”
By my count, this is now the fourth or fifth time that Hillary Clinton has addressed this issue in the last 2 months. She previously addressed the inequities in the criminal justice system, and the ongoing attempts to disenfranchise voters of color.
It’s mind boggling to me that she’s facing a primary challenge for not being progressive enough! Watch: