Hillary Clinton And The Black Vote

“When politicians start telling you that it is “unrealistic” to support candidates who want to build a movement for greater equality, fair wages, universal healthcare, and an end to corporate control of our political system, it’s probably best to leave the room”. In an article written by Michelle Alexander the author of The New Jim Crow, she explains why Hillary Clinton does not deserve the black vote. The article largely discussed how during Bill Clinton tenure as President his policies destroyed the black community, such as his stance on being tough on crime that gave birth to mass incarceration. Policies that President Bill Clinton enacted during is tenure, Hillary supported, and it asks the questions if she supported these policies that destroyed black communities and increased mass incarceration for young black men, what can she and will she do as President for black people?

“When politicians start telling you that it is “unrealistic” to support candidates who want to build a movement for greater equality, fair wages, universal healthcare, and an end to corporate control of our political system, it’s probably best to leave the room”.

Notice that she has not outlined a plan and vaguely discussed what she will do to help the black community as President. The other question is, Why are black people so eager to support her? Since she began campaigning, Mrs. Clinton has been pandering excessively for the black vote, yet Hillary Clinton has not spoke on issues that affects black people such as the death of Sandra Bland and innocent young black boys dying a the hands of police officers. Bernie Sanders has been very outspoken on what he can and will do as President not just for black people but for everyone, a reason black people should take a look at Bernie Sanders before eagerly supporting Hillary Clinton.

 

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