“It shouldn’t fly anywhere”. “It shouldn’t fly there”, she said. Clinton said news reports about poverty and crime and discrimination evoke sympathy but do “they spur us to action or prompt us to question our own assumptions and privilege”. Since the killing of nine African Americans in a church in Charleston there are increasing calls to have the Confederate flag removed.
Pointing to the Charleston shooting, she urged attendees, “Do not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good”.
Pastor Traci Blackmon with Hillary Clinton. She knows the world we live in and that it is fraught with obstacles to peace and prosperity for so many.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is on track to become the first woman president of America, according to a WallStreet Journal/NBC News poll. “But we have to”.
“But the results also show a clear desire among Democratic voters for a rival to emerge and hint at potential cracks in her support”.
When President Barack Obama voiced the N-word the other day, he knew exactly what he was doing and it was highly effective.
Mrs Clinton’s campaign hopes to mobilise black voters in large numbers in the 2016 election, building upon the coalition of minority, young and liberal voters who powered Obama’s two White House campaigns. Hillary Clinton said the flag was a symbol of her nation’s “racist past”.
“My children matter”, she said. “This is personal for me”.
“Hillary Clinton continues to lap the field on the Democratic side”, says Democratic pollster Peter Hart, who conducted this survey with GOP pollster Bill McInturff. “These things are not just happening in the black community”.
Clinton gave brief remarks from a podium and then listened to a panel that included Jennings School District Superintendent Tiffany Anderson, Washington University assistant professor Jason Purnell and Ferguson Commission member Brittany Packnett. “She’s here to talk about equality in our community, which is such a hot button issue…” If all lives do, indeed, matter equally, why is it that predominantly Black lives and bodies are treated with contempt and disregard? If Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, she can ask for another Dollars 2,700 for the general election. Clinton told the crowd.
Her comments in Missouri followed an emotional address over the weekend, where she said the problems of racism in America go far beyond a horrific shooting, and that “millions of people of color still experience racism in their everyday lives”. “They are raising, too”, said Andy Spahn, who connects Democrats to Hollywood money and helped with one of Clinton’s most lucrative fundraising trips so far, a May 7 visit to Los Angeles packed with morning, noon and night events.
No doubt Bernie Sanders’ campaign team was taking careful notes during Clinton’s stop in Florissant.
She also called on Americans to acknowledge their latent racial biases, positing that we all have them.