Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke out Tuesday about the death of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma., arguing that the epidemic of police officers killing unarmed black people should be recognized as “intolerable.”
The presidential hopeful spoke out against police shootings of innocent civilians and recognized the police killings of unarmed Black men as “intolerable.”
While appearing on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” Clinton said she wanted to speak “directly to white people” remind them that “this is not who we are.”
“How many times do we have to see this in our country?” Clinton said. “In Tulsa, an unarmed man with his hands in the air. This is just unbearable. And it needs to be intolerable.”
“Maybe I can, by speaking directly to white people, say, look, this is not who we are,” she continued. “We have got to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias.”
Tulsa police released video on Monday of last week’s shooting. Crutcher was a 40-year-old father and student who sang at church every week. He was shot and killed by a white female officer after his vehicle sat stalled in the middle of a roadway as he sought out help.
HuffingtonPost also recently reported on the Democratic Presidential candidate’ acknowledgment of how “Black Girl Magic is real”.
Hillary Clinton on Friday celebrated the achievements of African American women, telling an audience at the Black Women’s Agenda that they were proof that “black girl magic was real.”
Black girl magic, which isn’t in the dictionary just yet, is a phrase used to celebrate the awesomeness of black women.
The event was hosted by the Black Women’s Agenda Symposium Workshop, which is the organization dedicated to addressing disparities faced by black women.
Clinton said that all women have to work harder at the office while still bearing responsibilities at home ― a challenge that can be even more difficult for black women.
Black women, she said, “leave the house every morning, put on that game face that we all practice, and enter a society that consistently challenges your worth ― with the images you see, the lower pay that so many take home; that try to silence your voices and break your spirits. That you remain fierce in the face of the challenges.”
Noting that black women, too, were artists, successful entrepreneurs and community leaders, Clinton acknowledged that their stories were often passed over by the mainstream narrative.
“While your stories are often missing from the history books, make no mistake, you are the changemakers, the path breakers and the ground shakers,” she said. “And you are proof that yes indeed, black girl magic is real.”
Ok Hillary. We see you working hard to earn our votes. As long as you promise and take action towards positive change, we can’t all hate on that.