Tuesday, August 18, 2015

VIDEO: Hillary Clinton rolls eyes and lectures Black Lives Matter protesters

During a recent private meeting with Black Lives Matter protesters in Keene, New Hampshire, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rolled her eyes and lectured the group.

Protester: I stand here in your space, and I say this as respectfully as I can. But, if you don't tell black people what we need to do, then we won't tell you all what you need to do.

Clinton: I'm not telling you. I'm just telling you to tell me!

Protester: What I meant to say is, that this is, and has always been, a white problem of violence. It's not... There's not much that we can do to stop the violence against us.

Clinton: Well, OK, I understand. I understand what you're saying.

Protester: Respectfully.

Clinton: Respectfully, if that is your position, then I will talk only to white people about how we are going to deal with very real problems.

Protester: That's not what I mean. That's not what I mean. That's not what I mean. But, like, what I'm saying is what you just said was a form of victim blaming, right?

Clinton: (Rolls eyes.)

Protester: You were saying that what the #BlackLivesMatterMovement needs to do to change white hearts is..


Clinton: Look, I don't believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws, you change allocations of resources, you change the way systems operate. You're not going to change every heart, you're not. But, at the end of the day, we can do a whole lot to change some hearts, change some systems, and create more opportunities for people who deserve to have them. To live up to their own God-given potential, to live safely without fear of violence in their own communities, to have a decent school, a decent house, or a decent future. So we can do it one of many ways, you know, you can keep the movement going, which you have started, and through it you may change some hearts. But if that's all that happens, we'll be back here in 10 years having the same conversation. Because we will not have all of the changes that you deserve to see happen because of your willingness to get out there and talk about this.

No comments:

Post a Comment