Saturday, August 30, 2014

"We Are Better Than That"

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.

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