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(3,335 posts)
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:18 PM Feb 2016

Dear Hillary and Bill,

Dear Hillary and Bill,

Thank you for your service to your country. I and others appreciate what you have tried to do for this country.

Unfortunately, there is a nasty segment of our society who, because they have political differences with you, hate you so much that they would stop at nothing to see your candidacy destroyed and you and your family humiliated.

There is a plan to resurrect the whole Monica Lewinsky scandal of the 90’s and try to drag you through the mud if that is what it will take to destroy your candidacy and you as well. So I would like to suggest that you take all those millions you and Bill earned legally, in speaking fees and buy yourselves the best house on Martha’s Vineyard where you and your family can retire to in peace. Your family doesn’t need this. The country doesn’t need to go through this again.

The young women of today don’t understand what your generation and my generation of women as well as women of many generations before that, had to go through to change attitudes in the workplace, in universities, and the legistative houses across this country for our daughters who came after us. Andrea Mitchell reported today that the young women who support Bernie Sanders don’t remember the struggle that women like Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and Gloria Steinem and a host of many others who went before them, to clear the path that allows them to move forward they move down unimpeded today. As Andrea quoted, “they said that they don’t remember those things, and they have their own problems to deal with. They have college debt to pay off. ”

I’m curious how many of Bernie’s young white women supporters realize how much they have been the principle benefactors of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Affirmative Action Laws, and Title IX.

While people of color, individually and as groups, have been helped by affirmative action in the subsequent years, data and studies suggest women — white women in particular — have benefited disproportionately. According to one study, in 1995, 6 million women, the majority of whom were white, had jobs they wouldn’t have otherwise held but for affirmative action.

Another study shows that women made greater gains in employment at companies that do business with the federal government, which are therefore subject to federal affirmative-action requirements, than in other companies — with female employment rising 15.2% at federal contractors but only 2.2% elsewhere. And the women working for federal-contractor companies also held higher positions and were paid better.


Educational programs and activities that receive ED funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title IX. The ED Title IX regulations (Volume 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 106) provide additional information about the forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.


I know how it was to be young and naive at one time. Well actually I don’t, because as a young POC, I had too much responsibility as a child, and as a teen, as well as a young adult, to have the luxury of being young and naïve. But I can imagine what it might have felt like.

I also, feel bad knowing that their victory, should Bernie succeed in winning the Democratic nomination, will be a hollow victory, because chances are more likely than not, nothing will come of it. Being white in America, comes with privileges that people of color can only imagine, and white people take for granted, every day.

So go about your lives Bill and Hillary. Leave tonight. Run don’t walk. You’ve put in your time. Don’t wait for this primary to be over. I assure you, even if you win, and I know that you can still win, you will lose so much in the process, and you don’t deserve that.

Thank you again for you service and have a good life.


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Dear Hillary and Bill, (Original Post) politicaljunkie41910 Feb 2016 OP
Congratulations on the most condescending post of the day tularetom Feb 2016 #1
Clinton camp is in desperation mode. n/t PonyUp Feb 2016 #3
30 year old black man Truprogressive85 Feb 2016 #2
Here's the thing. This world belongs to the young. They inherit it from us. Avalux Feb 2016 #4


(900 posts)
2. 30 year old black man
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:46 PM
Feb 2016

Who feels that Clinton both Bill and Hillary have no nothing in my life to get my support

Bill Clinton - stop his 92' campaign flew to Arkansas and oversaw the exciution of a black man
Hillary Clinton - supports the Capital punishment that disproportionately affect black lives
,calls young kids with no opportunity Super predators , takes money from firms that profit from the taking black wealth and foreclosed on, and only pay a fine for thier fraud actions

You want to talk about privlage?

Bill Clinton sat on his ass while Rwanda Genocide took place! A true leader would have step up to the plate


(35,015 posts)
4. Here's the thing. This world belongs to the young. They inherit it from us.
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 07:52 PM
Feb 2016

Your selfishness could not be more apparent, as you try to guilt them into believing they must make decisions about their future because you didn't get what you wanted.

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