Why should we trust you? Clinton’s big problem with young black Americans

In the 1990s, Democrats helped shift the national conversation away from systemic racism. If the country’s first black president could not disrupt the racial status quo, what can we expect Hillary Clinton to accomplish?

By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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Read the full article from The Guardian, here.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Assistant professor of African-American Studies at Princeton University

“The incongruent logic of deploring “systemic racism” while championing the US as “the last, best hope of Earth” lends itself to the constant questioning of Clinton’s sincerity.

Perhaps she thinks that both can be true, but others might conclude that the candidate has either not truly grasped the depth or scale of the crises in black communities today, or that she will say anything to get votes. Whatever her intentions, it will certainly take more than “ladders of opportunity” to address our country’s deep racism.”