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During her many years in politics, Hillary Clinton has found herself both supportive and at odds with the Black community.

In Chicago, this week, she was supportive. The former first lady and presidential candidate attended the Ida B. Wells Legacy Luncheon on Thursday to receive an award and help raise funds for a political action committee that champions Black female candidates, the Chicago Sun Times reported.

She praised Black women for their loyalty to the Democratic Party, calling them “essential to democracy.”

The Democratic Party has applauded Black women voters for getting Doug Jones into the U.S. Senate in an Alabama special election in December. But Black women voters increasingly want more than a thank you from party leaders.

Many Blacks still feel betrayed by the latest insult. In February, it was revealed that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had been failing to support Black candidate ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The DCCC had to be shamed into action.

That situation underscored the systemic obstacles that first-time candidates—especially Black candidates—face: gaining name recognition and raising funds. A stamp of approval from DCCC makes a huge difference.

Clinton’s history has included a lot of apologies to Black voters including for her  infamous “super predator” remark. Back in the 1990s, when she was first lady, Clinton backed President Bill Clinton’s support of crime legislation that resulted in the mass incarceration of young Black men, whom she referred to as super predators.

In another instance, she apologized to Black people during her 2008 Democratic presidential nomination run against President Barack Obama. Clinton suggested that she was not quitting the race because of the possibility that someone would assassinate Obama on the campaign trail.

Interestingly, Democratic nominee for Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker, a sponsor of the award event was on his own apology tour in February for racist comments he made.

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Hillary Clinton’s Tour Stop In Chicago To Raise Money For Black Candidates was originally published on newsone.com

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2 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton’s Tour Stop In Chicago To Raise Money For Black Candidates

  1. SheCat54 on said:

    You right. This peckerwood has the AUDACITY to show her ugly face to support BLACK women. Why is it that these evil liar’s show up to BLACK events? I know there are some educated BROWN skin women that can do what this peckerwood is doing. We have to stop supporting the ones that do nothing for us because they never have and never will. There are no people with BLACK skin or WHITE skin.

  2. “The democratic party has failed to appreciate loyal black voters”…..REALLY!!!
    That’s who the majority of black voters support and year after year get nothing for it,
    In fact the Democratic party has now become the party of illegal immigrants and left those loyal black voters behind

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