Hillary Clinton: ‘Implicit Bias Is a Problem for Everyone, Not Just Police’

during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on September 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York. The first of four debates for the 2016 Election, three Presidential and one Vice Presidential, is moderated by NBC's Lester Holt.

Hillary Clinton said in Monday night’s debate that “implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police” in response to a question from Lester Holt about racial discrimination.

Holt explicitly asked Clinton if she thinks the police have “implicit bias” against black Americans. She replied:

Lester, I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone. Not just police. I think unfortunately too many of us in our great country, um, jump to conclusions about each other. And therefore I think we need all of us to be asking ourselves hard questions about, you know, why am I feeling this way.

In a moment of candor, Clinton said that all Americans are biased because everyone jumps to “conclusions” about each other.


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