Video Shows Hillary Meet With #BlackLivesMatter Activists ➠ And Things Get Tense!
Newly-released video shows Hillary Clinton’s meeting with the Boston chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this month after the activists were initially denied entry to a campaign event.
The video shows Clinton meet backstage in New Hampshire with what appears to be a group of three activists. One of the activists compares the prison system in the U.S. to the plantation system.
“America’s first drug is free black labor. And turning black bodies into profit,” the activist tells Clinton as she nods her head, seemingly agreeing. “The mass incarceration system mirrors an awful lot like the prison. The prison plantation system. It’s a similar thread. And until someone takes that message and speaks that truth to white people in this country, so that we can actually take on anti-blackness as a founding problem in this problem.”
The activist suggested that the mass incarceration of individuals is motivated by money before asking Clinton a question about “what in your heart has changed that is going to change the direction of this country?”
“What in you, not your platform, not what you’re supposed to say, how do you actually feel that is different than you did before?” the activist asked.
Clinton said that it was a “very thoughtful question” that deserved a “thoughtful answer.”
“I can only tell you that I feel very committed to and responsible for doing whatever I can,” she said, before noting she has spent much of her career focused on kids. More