Hillary Clinton broke her silence on the protest in Ferguson after Rev. Al Sharpton called out Clinton and other possible 2016 presidential candidates, Chris Christie and Jeb Bush, in a speech last week at Mike Brown's funeral. Clinton's comments were ultimately "safe," but it's exceedingly rare for a white politician to speak extemporaneously -- and smartly -- about race.
Some of the pundits I follow on Twitter had mixed feelings about her comments, or whether she should be obligated to say anything at all, but for a probable presidential candidate who has pretty large share of African-American supporters, particularly those in poor and working-class areas, I agree with Sharpton. Overdue.