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Alexander writes: "'Sorry' isn't enough, given the magnitude of the harm that has been done. A brand new system of racial and social control has been born again in the United States, one that has functioned as a literal war on poor communities of color."

Michelle Alexander. (photo: MichelleAlexander.com)
Michelle Alexander. (photo: MichelleAlexander.com)


Apologizing for the Clintons' Crime Bill Isn't Enough, We Must Now Rebuild Our Communities

By Michelle Alexander, Michelle Alexander's Facebook Page

15 April 16

 

t is often said that if we do not learn from our history we are doomed to repeat it. I applaud Rep. Rush's apology for supporting Clinton's crime bill. He doesn't apologize for the fact he desperately wanted to do something about crack addiction and crack-related violence, and of course he shouldn't apologize for that. Instead he apologizes for supporting a bill that contributed to the destruction of our most vulnerable communities. He apologizes for voting for an approach that offered no compassion and few resources for investment, help and treatment - instead investing billions in prisons, jails, police, and punishment.

Of course "sorry" isn't enough, given the magnitude of the harm that has been done. A brand new system of racial and social control has been born again in the United States, one that has functioned as a literal war on poor communities of color. Millions have been taken prisoner and then stripped of basic human and civil rights upon release. While the political rhetoric of the 1990s invoked "super-predators", the war that was actually waged in the streets was overwhelming focused on non-violent crime and drug offenders. Billions were slashed from child welfare, housing, and education at all levels of government. State prison systems ballooned as federal funding was channeled to state and local law enforcement agencies that were willing to escalate the war. White kids using and dealing pot and cocaine in the suburbs were still heading off to college and grad school. On the other side of town, black kids were shuttled from their decrepit, underfunded schools to brand, new high tech prisons. It is difficult to say how long it may take for our communities to recover from the damage done.

Now we must urgently focus our energies on rebuilding our communities and reimagining what justice actually means. A sincere apology is a place to start. So many of us have been asleep to varying degrees regarding what truly went down, and why so many millions have been locked up or permanently locked out. I wrote my book when I finally woke up and faced my own complicity in a horrifying status quo. Facing our history honestly, and apologizing for whatever role we may have played in causing unnecessary suffering and harm, is a first step in the long journey toward healing our communities and making America what it must become.

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+34 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 12:16
I want to know why the media (especially the media I pay attention to) hasn't been mentioning the RACIST little skit that Hillary was involved in just a few days ago.

Any excuses for that?

Lately, for the fun of listening to them suffer, I've been listening to right-wing hate radio when I'm driving (mostly Glenn Beck & Rush Limpo because of the times I'm driving).

Why did I have to hear it on Glenn Beck?

Why did I have to go look it up on the internet later, and watch the video for myself, and get offended personally, to even realize it was happening. This would have totally slipped me by. I can't believe I'm the only one who didn't realize what a show of racist "insensitivity" , Clinton participated in just a few days ago.

I hate to tell the truth, but, before you make excuses for her behavior, reply to what Glenn Beck had to say about it, and try to remain honest. He said (and I paraphrase, but some of these words are exact quotes):

"Imagine if I had done the same thing. The media would have CRUCIFIED me - and RIGHTLY SO! Now, imagine if Ted Cruz, or Donald Trump had done it! You can't name very many American politicians who could have gotten away with this without it RUINING THEIR CAREER!"

Here's the part where it REALLY gets disgusting - BECAUSE GLENN BECK is hitting a nerve. He then goes on to say this completely understandable bit of misinformation:

"Only 'liberals' (Clinton is no liberal) can get away with this. The double-standard is amazing!"
 
 
+4 # Douglas Jack 2016-04-15 13:41
Billy Bob, RE: "Rebuild our communities". Top-down has brain cancer, so as to not recognize the needs of the body which feeds it. Our only real avenue is organizing from the bottom-up.

1st Nations of this land & humanity's 'indigenous' (Latin 'self-generatin g') ancestors from around the world organize 'fractally' ('the part contains the whole') & recognized COLONIAL 'organizing-fro m-the-grassroot s' as 'shallow-weak-&-feeble'.

'INDIGENOUS' (Latin 'self-generatin g') Tree-roots-orga nizing starts with people exactly where 70% of us live in multihome-dwell ing-complexes with an average of 32 units or 100 people. All humanity's worldwide indigenous ancestors lived in 100 person multihome (Longhouse / apartment, Pueblo /townhouse & Kanata/village) proximity for intergeneration al female-male collaboration. Inclusive welcoming relational economy is provided by indigenous 'string-shell' accounting employed for progressive ownership across one's lifetime in specialized Production-Soci ety/Guilds. Knowing & engaging each other's talents, goods & services is what's missing from present. 'Do-we-know-who -we-are-?' is a Community Economy software meant for multihome & neighbourhood economy. Reflecting indigenous human resource traditions, developing software for neighbourhoods to create websites with online Human Resource Catalogues HRC, mapping & accounting in Community Investment & Exchange Systems CIES. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/structure/9-do-we-know-who-we-are
 
 
-25 # rocback 2016-04-15 14:48
nothing to apologize about. I lived thru that and the crime rate dropped over 40%. I do agree it was not perfect especially the mandatory sentencing part but at the time it helped. Bernie voted for it too.
 
 
+29 # REDPILLED 2016-04-15 15:05
Nothing to apologize about?

Read Michelle Alexander's book The New Jim Crow,
 
 
+17 # NAVYVET 2016-04-15 16:37
Yes!! This book should be required reading in schools, and (as in our church) in every house of worship!
 
 
+22 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 15:09
I guess Bush's response to Katrina was also "not perfect", in your world view, right?

Oh, That's right! He's a Republican! When he did things to damage black communities it was out of hatred. When the Clintons did it, it was out of "love".

There is a double-standard at work here. It's easy to fix though. All we need to do is STOP nominating conservatives to pretend they're "Democrats".
 
 
-14 # rocback 2016-04-15 16:51
Bush was terrible but the U S Army Corp of Engineers was worse. They caused the Katrina disaster by failing to properly design build and maintain the federal levees that failed. Don't lecture me on Bush and Katrina. My home flooded in that debacle and it took me 4 years to get back in. In fact my suit against the U S was thrown out because they are immune from suit just like the gun immunity your hero Bernie voted for.

My point is that the crime bill that Bernie also voted for had some good things in it that protected black communities who were suffering most of the crime at the time. African Americans also suffered from most of the drug gangs at the time. They also sure disproportionat ely the rapes and property damage.

I don't give a sh+t whether you are brown black or blue, if you peddle drugs in our communities to our kids and rape women and children and commit murder and destroy peoples homes you are a superpreditor. Quit defending these people.
 
 
+16 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 18:13
1. What would have happened if Sanders had not voted for a bill that included the "Violence Against Women Act"?

Interesting issue here.

Sanders was DOOMED to sign the bill (after he had already rejected it by itself) when they tied it to "Violence Against Women".

I'm sure you and bmiluski, and shades would have been fair minded about "his inability to connect with women" had he NOT voted for the bill that Killary has since BRAGGED ABOUT OVER AND OVER.

2. What Katrina did to your house and community, the CLINTON CRIME BILL did to black families all over the country.

3. It's CLEAR that you don't give a shit, about anyone but yourself.
 
 
-10 # rocback 2016-04-15 19:40
Take your Berniblinders off. Hillary and Bernie BOTH said they voted for the bill because it had some good parts that outweighed the bad parts. You apply 20/20 hindsight to Hillary but not Bernie?
 
 
+20 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 20:13
WRONG.

Clinton PROUDLY bragged about "bringing superpredators to heel". It was part of the '90s fear of the word "liberal". She didn't want to "appear soft on crime", or appear to be a "nigger lover" to what she refers to as "hard working people - WHITE people".

She was ALWAYS very proud of that bill UNTIL it came time to defend it against liberals.

Sanders only voted "for it" after rejecting it alone, and then, only "for" it for the "Violence Against Women Act" and assault weapons ban proposed as part of it.

You know as well as everyone else on here, that you'd be arguing against him no matter how he voted. If he'd voted against it, you'd say he hate women and was in bed with the NRA.

I guess that's what they pay you for, but that doesn't make it any more palatable to those of us who aren't lying through our teeth.
 
 
-14 # rocback 2016-04-15 21:36
No one is paying me. What about YOU. But you are worse than the GOP Bengazi committee. You and Gowdy are two peas in a pod.
 
 
+21 # Jim Rocket 2016-04-15 15:15
The crime rate was dropping anyway. There is little reason to tie that to the legislation.
 
 
+21 # NAVYVET 2016-04-15 16:42
Thanks. That is one conclusion that slammed me in the face when I read Alexander's book. The crime rate began dropping in the Carter administrations , yet the onslaught against people of color and their "crimes" began with Reagan--and was finalized by Bill Clinton. It's a lot like Trump and his "Mexican criminals" isn't it? Invented. Michelle Alexander in THE NEW JIM CROW gives ample proof of the downward trend. But all the presidents from Reagan onward wanted to ensure that black people lost everything they'd won, and made up lies.
 
 
-16 # rocback 2016-04-15 16:57
No they were not. Violent crime in 2004 was lower than 2005. it continued up in 2006. It took a while for the 2005 crime bill to take effect. It wasn't until 2007 that it started to go down and it went down every year thru 2014 which is the last data I could find.

http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm

You Bernieites just make things up.
 
 
+14 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 18:14
We keep making up facts and you keep disproving us with opinions.
 
 
-11 # rocback 2016-04-15 19:43
Read the justice depts statistics I gave the url to above and you will see that the crime rate was NOT going down already.It was going up every year until 2007 when the 2005 bill finally had begun its effect. You just ignor facts.
 
 
+10 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 20:15
You conveniently ignore the whole, Clinton joking about lazy colored people thing. You conveniently ignore the obvious spin you've been putting on all of this that seems to go whichever way suits your immediate purposes.

If the bill was so wonderful, and "necessary", Clinton shouldn't be running away from it now.

Has she "evolved" or not?
 
 
-10 # rocback 2016-04-15 21:39
There you go...you lose the argument when you can't refute the crime statistics so you change the argument to the CP faux controversy. This is too easy.
 
 
+11 # rxfxworld 2016-04-15 22:59
Just check your crime stats, While population continued to rise violent crimes began to decline by 1992. As the great humorist George W. Bush said, "Fool me once, I got fooled, but fool me twice, well I'm not gonna, huh?

Here's the bottom line: I was a Republican for 40 years till GWB Iraq and torture. I vote independent. I support Sanders, voted for him in NH. Your delegitimizing me and Sanders supporters is sufficiently off putting, especially as it comes directly from the Hillary camp, that I'm leaning to not vote if Clinton gets the nomination. A month ago I'd have held my nose and voted for her. You can credit yourself for driving me away. And yes, I do understand the consequences. We outlived Bush so maybe we can outlive Cruz Trump. Not sure we can outlive Clinton.
 
 
+10 # rxfxworld 2016-04-15 22:46
OH Rocback, you get 2 pinocchios for this one. Bernie voted for a version that included the Violence Against Women Act. As you know, of course. The Clintons may apologize til blue in the face but their foundation millions have not come to help rebuild US communities of color. Hillary is the Mrs.Jelleby of Dicken' Bleak House, always helping little African children while neglecting her own. Together Bill and Hillary are the Tom and Daisy Buchanans of modern American politics. They make messes and leave it fror others to clean up. PS the crime rate was dropping before the 1994 law. Leavitt's analysis links it to fewer single family homes after Roe cv. Wade. The Clinton apology is worthless cause you can't apologize for taking away a person's life.
 
 
-1 # rocback 2016-04-16 12:18
Crime did drop in the years after the 1994 bill passed.
A Government Accountability Office report in 2005 estimated that the 1994 crime bill resulted in 88,000 additional police officers between 1994 and 2001, and that the influx of new police officers resulted in a drop in crime.
The GAO concluded that between 1993 and 2000 the Community Oriented Policing Services(COPS) funds “contributed to a 1.3 percent decline in the overall crime rate and a 2.5 percent decline in the violent crime rate from the 1993 levels.

It was a modest drop but a drop nonetheless
 
 
0 # chrisconnolly 2016-04-18 11:15
Also at play was the fact that so many more things became illegal with harsher punishments. Was this another way to fill those private prison contracts that the Clinton's were invested in? Sanders is a real humanitarian and we desperately need him to help us save our Christian asses from ourselves.
 
 
+4 # backwards_cinderella 2016-04-15 14:03
what are you talking about?
 
 
+22 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 14:08
When Bill DeBlasio said he didn't endorse her earlier "because he was on C.P. time", and she slyly looked at the audience (that was moaning in disgust), and without skipping a beat said, "Cautious Politician Time".

It was plainly obvious that she was in on the "joke" and actually thought it would go over well, like she was in a SNL skit or something.

It showed an amount of racist insensitivity that ONLY Hillary Clinton could get away with. If Sanders had done the same thing, this primary race would be OVER already.

Yet, because "she's one of us", NO ONE on "our side" is even discussing it.
 
 
-24 # rocback 2016-04-15 14:50
you are so full of it. I saw that. There is not there there. You are trying to make something out of nothing. unfortunately by doing so you trivialize REAL racism in doing so. The boy who cried wolf. Good try though.
 
 
+21 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 15:06
Not an honest argument.

A Democratic candidate for President should NOT be making jokes about "COLORED PEOPLE" being LAZY.

END OF STORY.

Sanders could NEVER get away with that, and you KNOW DAMN WELL you'd be all over it like flies on shit if he did!
 
 
+44 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 12:24
Now, what's the most offensive thing about that?

CLINTON IS NO LIBERAL!

Even her supporters know she's no liberal. They're afraid to elect one. They openly admit it.

BUT, as a "Democrat" she speaks for ALL Democrats (in the eyes of Republicans), and, since she has no principles, she paints that picture on ALL of us.

THIS is why we needed (past tense, because the media have already told us we're not allowed to have him) Bernie Sanders to represent us!

WHY?

Because Republicans ACTUALLY RESPECT people of PRINCIPLE. I've been around enough right-wing lunatics my whole life to know this is true. They may hate your guts, and hate everything you stand for, but if you OWN IT and don't try to water it down and be deceitful, AT LEAST they'll RESPECT you.

They DON'T respect Hillary Clinton, and neither do most other Americans, INCLUDING a huge portion of Democrats.

I don't care "what she can accomplish". I'm WORRIED about what she EXPECTS to accomplish. We're literally drowning in a sea of dishonesty, manipulation, hypocrisy, and empirical entitlement, and there's very little we can do about it - "because it's HER TURN" (Nixon felt the same way in '68).

The clock is ticking on a whole list of things where the deadline has already passed or will soon. Once again, we're stuck with a likely Democratic candidate totally unprepared and totally unwilling to do anything other than piling on and making matters worse:

-fracking
-TPP
-Keystone
-Iran

etc.
 
 
+16 # Patriot 2016-04-15 15:05
[quote name="Billy Bob"]Now, what's the most offensive thing about that?

The most offensive thing is that, apparently, what some people who were present thought CPT meant was Colored People's Time, which apparently was shocking not only to the attendees, but also to a Black male guest who was on stage with de Blasio & Clinton, who, I think, said HE was not happy.

No decent human being would try such a joke in a public place; and no one who is not Black, or on very, very intimate personal terms with any Black people present at such a moment, ever should have had anything to do with such an offensive, degrading remark. Only Black people are qualified to give such humor a pass, and, if they don't, then it shouldn't be funny to anyone else.

If Clinton has no better judgment than that, she's hardly fit to make unsupervised public appearances, let alone to lead a nation struggling hard with perceptions of itself and of its many, very diverse citizens. She is NOT the person to heal wounds, or bridge gaps, or do anything else positive, once she had gotten the necessary votes to assume what she seems to regard as her "rightful" place.
 
 
+13 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 15:54
I agree.

There's SO much wrong with this.

Now, juxtapose the fact that we've been lectured over and over about her "special relationship" with blacks and that she's basically ahead "because of the black vote" in the Deep Red Deep South.

Nothing about the idea that black people prefer her passes the smell test.

---------

And, you knew her cheerleaders on here would be playing it down and saying "it was nothing". Apparently it's "nothing" when Hillary Clinton makes racist jokes, even though it would destroy all credibility for any other candidate.

I guess, given her record, we can't expect any better from her.
 
 
-19 # rocback 2016-04-15 16:59
go peddle your crap somewhere else. No one with a lick of sense is buying it.
 
 
+6 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 18:15
You said yourself that you don't give a shit about black people.
 
 
-13 # rocback 2016-04-15 19:48
there the Bernieits go again...flat out lying.
 
 
+9 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 20:17
They were your words, not mine.

You don't give a shit what people think or feel about how the CLINTON Crime Bill decimated their communities, yet you are personally angry about Katrina ruining your home. What Bush did to you and your community is no different than what Clinton did to many black homes - you know? The ones you "don't give a shit about"?
 
 
-6 # rocback 2016-04-15 21:41
I said I didn't give a sh+t what YOU think but you apparently are confusing me for someone who does. But keep trying.
 
 
+2 # economagic 2016-04-15 21:20
I think the problem (that "No one with a lick of sense is buying it") is yours.
 
 
-7 # rocback 2016-04-15 19:47
"No decent human being would try such a joke in a public place; and no one who is not Black, or on very, very intimate personal terms with any Black people..."

Hillary did not say i, DeBlasio did and he is MARRIED to a black person.
 
 
+10 # DD1946 2016-04-15 20:18
Yet somehow Sanders is considered personally responsible for what Dr. Song said at the rally. If it works like that then HRC IS responsible for what DeBlasio said.
 
 
-4 # rocback 2016-04-15 21:42
Again. you lose and so change the argument. This is getting fun.
 
 
+8 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 20:19
Hillary was in on the skit. She thought it was funny. She said her lines. The whole thing was scripted. If she was outraged, she should have mentioned it a bit sooner. Instead, she thinks it's ok for her to make jokes about "lazy colored people".

I wonder what she'd say about Sanders making the same joke….

You're stuck here. You CAN'T be honest about this. You're cornered.
 
 
-21 # Bic Parker 2016-04-15 13:09
Has Sanders apologized for his vote for the bill?
 
 
+16 # NAVYVET 2016-04-15 16:46
Yes, with angry words against the law as soon as its real intent was made manifest. See Buddha's comment, below, for a more detailed explanation.
 
 
+10 # Lucretius 2016-04-15 14:23
Unfortunately she doesn't offer suggestions as to how. The same system stripping black people now is looking to incarcerate more and more people under flimsy pretextes criminalizing everything except the true corporate crimes.

What about criminalizing women who seek abortions? What about creating lists that target women who have abortions? What about recrimnalizatio n of gay people, etc. etc.

Programs should be put forth forward that only deal with decriminalizati on of drug use and drug rehabilitation leading and job training, but we must go forward with a massive jobs and infrastructure program that creates jobs for the whole marginalized working class and working poor. Especially those in Green energy infrastructure.
 
 
+15 # Lucretius 2016-04-15 14:24
Black people and 3rd world countries are especially victimized. But the fact is if all people don't join to fight global warming, this issue nor any other issue will matter.

The time for business as usual in politics is long gone.
 
 
-13 # Shades of gray matter 2016-04-15 14:35
Jeez, I've heard African Americans joke with each other, and with whites, about CPT, College Professor Time(?) all my life. HRC & the Bills can "get away" with it because people KNOW they are not mocking minorities. Cruz can't because he IS. Please don't give Political Correctness a worse name than it already has, bro. And get a life.
 
 
-13 # rocback 2016-04-15 19:50
What's worse is that these Bernieites are trivializing REAL racism by expressing this faux outrage.
 
 
+9 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 20:21
No. We're well aware of the racism involved in the 1994 crime bill. We're well aware of the racism involved in totally disregarding black families for an entire politically career, and then cynically, and duplicitously trying to pin "racism" on Bernie Sanders.

We're well of several levels of racism coming from Clinton. We're also well aware of your excuses for it.
 
 
-3 # rocback 2016-04-16 12:22
If putting an extra 88,000 police officers on the beat and in predominately black neighborhoods to protect life and limb is racist, then you need a new dictionary.
 
 
-1 # rocback 2016-04-16 12:28
and while Hillary agrees with hindsight it did have some negative unintended consequences of longer prison sentences for multiple offenders, you have to put it in context of what was happening at the time.

According to the the FBI, there were more than 713 violent crimes per 100,000 people in 1994. In context, that is the second-highest annual crime rate from 1993 until 2012, with 1993 having the highest violent crime rate of 747 per 100,000 residents.

This law which was sponsored by Joe Biden, put victims of crimes ahead of criminals. It also provided out of the box thinking like midnight basketball games in poor urban areas.
 
 
0 # rocback 2016-04-16 12:29
Finally, it also banned assault weapons. Unfortunately a GOP Congress recently allowed that ban to expire.
 
 
-12 # Shades of gray matter 2016-04-15 14:45
The Raygun tax cuts financed a tsunami of American investment in Asia, well BEFORE the "Clinton Trade Deals." Trickle Down was really "hemorrhage out." Billary didn't cause globalization. The inner cities were headed into catastrophe well before Billary arrived on the scene. We should really stick Bill with Glass-Steagall, and some of his racist budget deals. But Clintons didn't "cause" the collapse of so many communities. Examine the urban industrial events 1945-1990. We try to personify disaster to make it seem more manageable. "If only HE hadn't, SHE hadn't.." Much more complex, long, drawn out.
 
 
+5 # economagic 2016-04-15 21:22
More dead herrings.
 
 
+20 # grandlakeguy 2016-04-15 14:53
Hillary Clinton and her husband are no friends to the African American community and to low income Americans of any community.
As President she would continue taking care of her corporate buddies and all of her new found liberalism would immediately evaporate.
When not focusing on lining the pockets of those who bought her the office she will be busy raining death and destruction on innocents world wide in the name of American exceptionalism.
Hillary Clinton is no Democrat she is a neo-con stealth Republican.

WAKE UP AMERICA IT IS NOT TOO LATE!

VOTE FOR BERNIE!
 
 
-19 # RBREDFOX 2016-04-15 15:10
Bernie voted for the 94 Crime Bill, and he hasn't apologized but that's OK?
 
 
+21 # Buddha 2016-04-15 15:33
Either you don't know, or do know and are just conveniently leaving out the fact that Bernie opposed a stand-alone version and only reluctantly voted for this bill when it was paired with the Violence-Agains t-Women Act. He wasn't the one calling AA's "Super-Predator s", fool.
 
 
+13 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 15:56
(S)he knows. (S)he just hoped you didn't.

Imagine if he had voted against it!

That would give Clinton more ammo to say "he doesn't connect with women and is insensitive to their needs"!

https://berniesanders.com/press-release/sanders-voted-for-1994-crime-bill-to-support-assault-weapons-ban-violence-against-women-provisions/
 
 
+15 # USuncutMN 2016-04-15 15:29
Yes, the shitstorm started before Clinton.

However the Clinton BuZh crime family is one entity.

Go back and read the Powell Memo.

The ability of the Clinton's to talk in racist "code" has been invaluable to them.
 
 
+16 # Buddha 2016-04-15 15:31
Apologize? We're about to put into the White House the person who called African-America ns "super-predator s that must be brought to heel", and who has zero interest in ending the status quo of the Drug War.
 
 
+12 # Ken Halt 2016-04-15 15:41
Buddha: Let's not coronate her yet. Her chances look good but there's many a slip, and Bernie is coming on strong!
 
 
+8 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 18:16
You're right, but after making a joke about "lazy colored people", and STILL not facing any consequences, it's pretty hard to see how ANYTHING could bring her down.
 
 
+8 # Ken Halt 2016-04-15 21:33
BB: According to Tim Black and others, the black vote in NY is shifting rapidly toward Bernie, it's just a matter of whether it's shifting quickly enough. In my home state of MD there is strong black support for Bernie, who has erected a YUUGE tent where all religions, ethnicities, skin colors, and sexual preferences are welcome.
 
 
-13 # rocback 2016-04-15 19:54
Why do u people feel the need to lie. She didn't call all African Americans "superpredators ". She called gang members who rape, steal, kill and peddle drugs to black children superpredators. Bernie owes her an apology!
 
 
+8 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 20:22
Hillary owes our entire nation an apology first. The black families the CLINTON bill hurt knew very well they were the ones being targeted by it. It's pretty racist to just totally disregard their own feelings about this and try to pin their righteous anger on Bernie Sanders.
 
 
+1 # Buddha 2016-04-18 11:38
The "rape, steal, and kill" only occurs because drugs are illegal. But you'll note that law enforcement didn't target white people exclusively because the Mafia "raped, stole, and killed" during Prohibition, did it? If you can't see how the Drug War has been prosecuted, as a racially-target ed New Jim Crow, I just can't help you in your willful ignorance.
 
 
+9 # dotlady 2016-04-15 16:47
Hillary was of course purporting to be a close associate of black people, an insider who could be in on the "joke," as are some white people who actually live with blacks and share their mental world, which includes self-mocking the stereotypes. Somehow it just didn't come off for Hillary under the public circumstances.
 
 
+13 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 18:18
Right. A white woman running for president, worth over $150,000,000, and guilty of a long history of thinly veiled racist remarks, DOES NOT get to pretend she's black for a few minutes just so she can say "nigger" and pretend she's Dave Chappelle.
 
 
-12 # rocback 2016-04-15 19:57
Let's see...should I believe... you two who are probably some sniveling white rich kids in college on your Daddy's money or the millions of African Americans who vote for Hillary over Bernie by wide margins? Or are you calling the all gullible?
 
 
+6 # Billy Bob 2016-04-15 20:23
You don't know me, and it's pretty obvious you don't know any black people either.
 
 
+4 # economagic 2016-04-15 21:24
Or much of anything else. I can't help but suspect that he is unhinged because a black woman who also happens to be beautiful in almost any context is intelligent, knowledgeable, and articulate, and chooses to use those attributes to speak a truth that he finds inconvenient.
 
 
-7 # rocback 2016-04-15 21:55
Maybe you two rich sniveling white kids will one day realize why Black people don't feel the Burn. Read this and it might help:

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/why-black-voters-dont-feel-the-bern-213707
 
 
-6 # rocback 2016-04-15 22:15
Hillary is beating Bernie 61% to 32% with African Americans but you two white kids know better.

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/democratic-presidential-primary-2016/
 
 
-5 # Shades of gray matter 2016-04-15 23:21
CPT has absolutely nothing to do with "laziness." Where do these white children get their larnin'? It has something to do with being laid back, with an implicit criticism of whites for being too compulsive. God save US from Political Correctness in the hands of those both ignorant AND self righteous.
 

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