Hillary Clinton Says White People Have To Discuss Racism
During an MSNBCtown hall moderated by Rachel Maddow, Mrs. Clinton was asked by a young black lawyer how as president she planned to address systemic racism “that creates a glass ceiling for many 20-somethings.”
“We are still facing and struggling with systemic racism,” Mrs. Clinton responded. “It’s true in employment and promotion and other job opportunities. It’s true in education. It’s true in health care. It’s true in the criminal justice system. That’s why I talk about breaking down all the barriers. We have economic barriers, to be sure. But we have very entrenched barriers of discrimination.”
The former secretary of state then listed what she would do to combat the issue.
“No. 1, we have to talk about it more,” Mrs. Clinton said. “And as a white person, I have to talk about it more and say that we are not a postracial society. We still struggle with racism, and it is not only wrong, but it is holding us back. Because for every young woman like yourself — ready, willing, able to get to work, who is held back — that not only hurts you, it hurts us. We want as productive a society as possible.
“We have to use the bully pulpit, which I intend to use, to speak out about systemic racism every chance I get,” she added.
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