In Hillary Clinton’s sweeping plan*to boost racial equality if elected president, announced last week in Harlem, her most powerful message may have been to white voters.
“White Americans need to do a better job at listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers they face every day,” she said. “Practice humility rather than assume that our experience is everyone’s experiences.”
Clinton announced a wide-ranging plan to dismantle racial discrimination and bias through a mix of new and previously proposed policies. She proposed a plan to close the school-to-prison pipeline. She talked about banning areas on job applications where ex-offenders are asked to disclose any criminal background.