‘STFU Hillary’ trends for pandering lecture on ‘systemic racism’

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Amid the ongoing protests and riots in the wake of Minneapolis resident George Floyd’s death at the hands of police, two-time failed Democratic presidential contender and nominee Hillary Clinton took to social media to lecture the country about “systemic racism.”

“Against a backdrop of a pandemic that has disproportionately ravaged communities of color, we are being painfully reminded right now that we are long overdue for honest reckoning and meaningful action to dismantle systemic racism,” Clinton, a former first lady and secretary of state, tweeted, along with a Medium post she wrote titled, “George Floyd’s Life Mattered.”

Clinton wrote:

What we are seeing across the country right now is the power of solidarity. Many of us will never know the pain of having to sit our son or daughter down and have “the talk” about how carefully they need to act around police, because the slightest wrong move could get them hurt or even killed. But we can recognize our privilege, practice humility, and speak out against white supremacy in all its forms.

For many white people, conversations about systemic racism and our own privilege are uncomfortable. Here’s what I’ve learned over the years: That discomfort is a good thing. It’s a necessary part of examining our own biases and actions, and our own role in perpetuating inequality.

While many Leftist activists, especially those associated with the Floyd protests, claim ‘systemic racism’ exists within police departments and other sectors of American society, hard data do not support the allegation.

In any event, Twitter users from both sides went off on Clinton with many blaming her for the perception that racism is systemic within our society.

https://twitter.com/StokedTweeter/status/1269595843004432390

https://twitter.com/icze4r/status/1269469376589303808

https://twitter.com/Wade_Turnbull/status/1269435245402525696

https://twitter.com/SharikaSoal84/status/1269474694219980800

Noting that “these are tumultuous times” for the country, Clinton vowed “we cannot turn a blind eye” to events currently taking place.

“I promise to keep fighting alongside all of you to make the United States a place where all men and all women are treated as equals, just as we are and just as we deserve to be,” she wrote.

During the 2016 campaign, Clinton was forced to defend a massive crime bill signed by her husband and then-President Bill Clinton in 1994. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act was the culmination of a six-year effort to craft tough new criminal statutes that included a controversial ‘three strikes’ provision for repeat offenders mandating live in prison; federal funding for 100,000 new police officers; and billions for new prisons.

Hillary Clinton supported the measure at the time.

That said, crime and murder rates — which were high when the measure was passed — fell precipitously in the years that followed.

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Jon Dougherty

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