Hillary Clinton Says All “Lives Matter”
Hillary Clinton caused a bit of an uproar Tuesday when she spoke at church near Ferguson, Missouri and uttered the words; “all lives matter.”
While agreeing with actions to have the Confederate flag taken down after the Charleston Church shootings, Hillary made the statement that ultimately dilutes the power of the black lives matter movement.
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday told a crowd at a black church near where the police killing of an unarmed teen propelled the “Black Lives Matter” movement that “all lives matter.”
During a campaign stop minutes from where a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown last summer, Clinton told a mostly African-American crowd at Christ the King United Church of Christ that “America’s struggles with race are far from finished.”
“We can’t hide from hard truths about race and justice,” she said. “We have to name them, own them, and change them.”
Clinton, running for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, was criticized last year for not immediately speaking about Brown’s killing. On Tuesday, she addressed racial inequity, the Confederate flag, forgiveness, and last week’s racially motivated massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
She said her mother, abandoned by her parents and forced to work as a teenager, taught her the importance of “kindness along the way from someone who believed she mattered.
“All lives matter,” Clinton said.
The phrase garnered most of Twitter’s attention about her speech, much of it negative.
Hilary girl, who advised you that morning to say that??? And in Florrisant, Missouri at that???
If you really want the black vote then can’t skim over the importance of something we feel strongly about it.
Watch Hilary’s speech in full below.