Bill Clinton Regrets Not Listening To Black Lives Matter Protesters
On Thursday, Slick Willy aggressively defended his 90s crime bill that led to the mass incarceration of black men in the 90s from Black Lives Matters protesters in Philly. Now, the former president is regretting getting into a shouting match with protesters.
Via New York Times:
Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that he regretted drowning out the chants of black protesters at a rally in Philadelphia the day before, when he issued an aggressive defense of his administration’s impact on black families. His reaction thrust a debate about the 1990s into the center of his wife’s presidential campaign, one that has focused heavily on issues of race and criminal justice.
“I know those young people yesterday were just trying to get good television,” Mr. Clinton said Friday of the Black Lives Matter protesters who had accused him and Hillary Clinton of supporting policies that devastated black communities. “But that doesn’t mean that I was most effective in answering it.”