In a campaign speech on Thursday, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton has let the world know that even “open-minded” white people get scared when they see a black man wearing a hoodie.
In her speech, given at South Carolina’s Brookland Baptist Church, Hillary Clinton made a painfully embarrassing pandering attempt towards the black lives matter movement.
Clinton, who was engaged in an obvious strategical propaganda move, categorically stereotyped two entire races, while ironically trying to sound non-racist.
“If we’re honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded, white people, the site of a young black man in a hoodie, still evokes a twinge of fear,” said Clinton.
Oddly enough, this seems to be a campaign strategy for the former secretary of state, as she said similar remarks in San Francisco last month.
“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,” Clinton said.
If you fear a man based on his skin color and his choice of attire, you’re hardly “open-minded.” However, Clinton likely feels that she is an open-minded person and is attempting to justify her fear of black men in hoodies.
Stereotyping individuals, in any race, is what leads to the problems this country faces today. It creates a collective paranoia of arbitrary personal differences and leads to more divide. By Hillary Clinton saying that even well-meaning white people fear black people, she is stoking that very divide; and she most likely knows this.
That being said, the people you should be worried about are the ones in suits and ties who pass laws which are then selectively enforced against people of color. For decades, the U.S. has been using the drug war as an excuse to fill prisons with young black men, despite knowing that putting a young person in jail, highly increases their chance of future criminal activity.
At the end of her speech, Clinton gave one last counterfeit hoorah by saying, “And that’s why I think it is essential that we all stand up and say loudly and clearly, ‘Yes, black lives matter. And we all have a responsibility to face these hard truths of race and justice honestly and directly.”
Of course black lives matter Clinton! However, if you truly understood the origin of that phrase, you’d be calling for an end to the drug war and refuse to grant immunity to abusive cops. But you are fake, so you are not doing these things.
Hillary, like all other mainstream politicians, isn’t seeking to stop the racism or reform these systemic problems, as brutality and racism are what feed the system. So, like all other politicians before her, Clinton will temporarily mold herself into whatever her advisors tell her is currently trending, all the while pushing for an ever-expanding police state.