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Hillary: ‘I Want White People to Recognize That There Is Systemic Racism’


Thursday during CNN’s Democratic primary debate, when asked if she regrets her advocacy for her husband former President Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill that has been blamed for the large amount of American minorities in prison on non-violent drug offenses, party presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she wants “white people to recognize that there is systemic racism.”

Clinton said, “Look, I supported the crime bill. My husband has apologized. He was the president who actually signed it, Sanders voted for it. But I’m sorry for the consequences that were unintended and that have had a very unfortunate impact on people’s lives. I’ve seen the results of what has happened in families and in communities. That’s why I chose to make my very first speech a year ago on this issue. Because I want to focus the attention of our country and to make the changes we need to make. I also want people, especially I want white people — I want white people to recognize that there is systemic racism. It’s also in employment. It’s in housing, but it is in the criminal justice system as well.”

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