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Thu Sep 29, 2016, 12:57 PM

At Debate, Hillary Clinton Spoke to Black Voters Using Language of a Movement

Source: New York Times, by Farah Stockman

"When political candidates speak, they are often addressing several audiences at once, and their words can have different meanings for each. When Hillary Clinton talked about race during her debate Monday night against Donald J. Trump, she delivered a subtle and powerful message to black voters, speaking to them not only in the substance of what she said, but in her carefully chosen language."

‘Systemic Racism’

“We’ve got to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system.”

‘Implicit Bias’

“I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police. I think, unfortunately, too many of us in our great country jump to conclusions about each other. And therefore, I think we need all of us to be asking hard questions about, you know, why am I feeling this way?”

‘Black Businesses’

“The vibrancy of the black church, the black businesses that employ so many people, the opportunities that so many families are working to provide for their kids. There’s a lot that we should be proud of and we should be supporting and lifting up.”

‘Racist’

“He has really started his political activity based on this racist lie that our first black president was not an American citizen. ... He has a long record of engaging in racist behavior.”

Read it at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/us/politics/hillary-clinton-black-voters.html

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yallerdawg Sep 2016 OP
The Polack MSgt Sep 2016 #1
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #2
lillypaddle Sep 2016 #4
Fast Walker 52 Sep 2016 #3
wildeyed Sep 2016 #5
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #6

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 01:14 PM

1. Her using the word racist was the best

I thought the bald faced unequivocal use of the word racist would have received more attention.

I was happy that the weasel words were left behind. No "Racially charged" no "insensitive" none of that BS - RACIST

Bravo Hillary

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 01:30 PM

2. The moment a racist decides to run for president.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:22 PM

4. And while this was going on

Weren't plans unfolding to take down Bin Laden? It gave Pres. Obama's words about firing Gary Busey, "these are the things that would keep me up at night," so much weight in retrospect.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 02:55 PM

3. I was really impressed how almost everything she said Monday, was pitch perfect

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 04:18 PM

5. It felt like a big exhale to me.

You know, that moment when you are thinking YES and push all the air out of your lung in relief. YES! She SAID it. Systemic racism. Racist. Implicit bias. We are a long way from fixing it, but naming the wrong is the first step.

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 29, 2016, 04:39 PM

6. After George W. Bush...

it is so great to have brilliant, exceptional nominees (and presidents!) representing our party and our values!

This is how we make progress - and keep moving forward! Stronger together!

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