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Hillary CLINTON loves black people. And black people love Hillary—or so it seem. Black politicians have lined up in droves to endorse her, eager to prove their loyalty to the Clintons in hopes that their faithfulness will be remembered and reward. Black pastors are opening their church doors, and the Clintons are making themselves comfortably at home once again, engaging effortlessly in all the usual rituals associated WITH courting the Black vote, pursuit that typically begins and ends WITH Democratic politicians making Black people feel LIKE and taken seriously. Doing something concrete to improve the conditions under which most Black people live is generally not require. Hillary is looking to gain momentum on the campaign trail as primaries move out of Iowa and New Hampshire and into States LIKE SOUTH CAROLINA, where large pockets of Black voters can be find. According to some polls, she leads Bernie Sanders by as much as 60 percent among African Americans. It seems that we—black people—are her winning card, one that Hillary is eager to play. And it seems we're eager to GET play. Again. The love affair between black folks and Clintons has been going on for a long TIME. It began back in 1992, when Bill CLINTON was running for President. He throw on some shades and played saxophone at the Arsenio Hall Show. It seem silly in retrospect, but many OF US fell for that. At TIME when the popular slogan was It's Black thing, You wouldn't understand, Bill CLINTON seemed to GET US. When Toni Morrison dubs him OUR First Black President, we nod OUR heads. We had OUR boy in the White House. Or at least we think we do. Black voters have been remarkably loyal to the Clintons for MORE than 25 years. It's true that we eventually lined up behind Barack Obama in 2008, but it's measure of CLINTON's allure that Hillary led Obama among Black voters until he started winning caucuses and primaries. Now Hillary is running again. This TIME she's facing Democratic socialists who promise a POLITICAL revolution that will bring universal healthcare, living wage, end to rampant Wall Street greed, and dismantling OF vast Prison state—many OF the same goals that Martin Luther King Jr. Champion at the end of his life. Even so, black folks are sticking WITH the CLINTON brand. What have the Clintons done to earn such devotion? Do they take extreme POLITICAL risks to defend the rights of African Americans? Do they courageously stand up to Right-wing demagoguery about Black Communities? Do they help usher in a NEW era OF hope and prosperity for neighborhoods devastated by deindustrialization, globalization, and disappearance OF work? No. Quite opposite. * When Bill CLINTON ran for President in 1992, urban Black communities across America were suffering from economic collapse. Hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs have vanished as factories move overseas in search of cheaper labor, NEW plantation.

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There was a seemingly throwaway moment during Thursday's Democratic debate between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that underscores one of the successes of the Black Lives Matter movement and its influence on Democratic politics today. Early in the debate, Sanders essentially called out Clinton for past racism, going so far as to use the word racist. Funny thing: not only did Clinton not respond with outragefeigned or otherwiseshe didnt even defend herself. Moment once again crystalize just how far the Democratic Party has moved away from core elements of the 1994 Crime Billpassed by President Bill Clinton and supported by then-Rep. Sandersand especially the political rhetoric that surrounds the legislation. Sanders ' comment came when NY1 host and debate moderator Errol Louis asked Sanders why he had criticized Bill Clinton for defending his wife when confronted by protesters holding signs that say Black people are not Super, predatorsa term Hillary Clinton used in 1996 while campaigning for her husband and his criminal justice policies. Because it was a racist term and everybody knew it was a racist term, Sanders responded to applause. This seems to have been the furthest Sanders has gone in attacking Clinton for using phrase 20 years ago. Previously, he had told ABC George Stephanopoulos, I think we all knew back then what that language meant. That was referring to young blacks. And at the Harlem Apollo Theater on Saturday, Sanders called on Bill Clinton to apologize for trying to defend what is indefensible in his response to protesters who invoke term. But this was the first time he had actually used the word racist, which will normally get any politician to jump out of his or her seat to issue immediate harrumph. Yet when it was Clinton's turn to talk, she didnt even attempt to justify her old use of termwhich she previously had said she should not have used or provide context around it. And then everyone move on. It all shows the direct influence Black live Matter has had in shaping rhetoric and policies around criminal justice of both candidates. Clinton knew that she couldnt defend remarksor apparently her husband's actions in attempting to defend herand so she backed down. The ground is only continuing to shift on topic. Back in February, young Black political activist confronted Clinton at a private fundraiser about Super-predator remarks, saying I am not a Super-predator and holding a sign that read we have to bring them to heel, reference to another Clinton quote. At time, Clinton didnt even bother to respond. But within a few days, she say, Looking back, I shouldnt have used those words, and I wouldnt use them today. The issue didnt die down: When Bill Clinton was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters, one of whom was holding up Super-predators sign, he attempted to defend Hillary and was widely rebuked for his comments.

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A Threat to Civilization

After rolling back regulations designed to encourage affordable housing for minorities, Trump declared himself the champion of the Suburban Lifestyle Dream. He ordered aides to revamp racial sensitivity training at federal agencies so that it no longer refers to White privilege. In a speech At National Archives on Thursday, Trump vowed to overhaul what children are taught in national schools, something only the States has the power to do, while falsely claiming that students are being fed lies about America being a wicked nation plagued by racism. Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of few Black women to have worked At White House, says in her 2018 memoir that she was enlisted by White House aides to track down rumor recording From Apprentice reality show on which she was a contestant in which Trump allegedly used the n-word. Former officials say that others involved in the effort include Trump adviser Hope Hicks and former White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. Trump has vowed to safeguard the legacies of Confederate generals while skipping the funeral of late congressman John Lewis, civil rights icon, and retweeted then deleted video of supporters shouting White power while questioning the electoral eligibility of Sen. Kamala D. Harris, Nations first Black and Asian American candidate for vice President From major Party. In so doing, Trump reanimated version of false birther claim he had used to suggest that Obama may not have been born in the United States. Give the country's anguish history, it is hard to isolate Trumps impact on the racial climate in the United States. But his first term coincided with the most intense period of racial upheaval in a generation. And the country is now in the final stretch of a presidential campaign that is more explicitly focused on race, including whether the sitting President is racist than any election in modern American history. Trump has confronted allegations of racism in nearly every decade of his adult life. In the 1970s, Trump Family real estate empire was forced to settle a Justice Department lawsuit alleging systemic discrimination against Black apartment applicants. In the 1980s, he took out full-page ads calling for the death penalty against black teens wrongly accused of rape in Central Park. In the 2000s, Trump parlayed his baseless birther claim about Obama into a fervent far-Right following. About 4 700 inmates have been released or had their sentences reduced under the First Step Act, attempt to reverse the lopsided legacy of drug wars of 1980s and 1990s, which disproportionately targeted African Americans. But this policy was championed primarily by Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-Law, and former officials say that Trump only agreed to support the measure when told it might boost his low poll numbers with Black voters. While working for the Trump Campaign in 2016, Miller sent a steady stream of story ideas to Breitbart drawn from White nationalist websites, according to email records obtained by Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Not a Bug, a Feature

Bill Clinton has long been famous for his unusually congenial relationship with black people. Part of this likely come from African Americans ' respect for Clintons rise from humble Southern upbringing; Jesse Jackson Jr said that African Americans identify with Bill Clintons personal story and personal experience. But many who met Clinton were also impressed by how comfortable and natural he seemed when interacting with black people. Unlike most White politicians, who even when well-intentioned become clumsy and guilt-ridden in conversations with people of other races, Bill Clinton seemed to legitimately enjoy spending time around African Americans. He would throw his arm around black person and shoot breeze, recounts former Congressional Black Caucus Leader Kweisi Mfume. He had a way of connecting with black folks that most presidents simply didnt have. Clinton golf regularly with his Black adviser and best friend, Vernon Jordan, and seemed to love attending Black church Services and schmoozing with parishioners; for a President to actually have preexisting close personal relationships with Black people was unprecedented. He understands Black experience, says Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree. But Clinton's personal warmth toward African Americans does not translate into policies that favor the majority of African Americans ' interests. Throughout his presidency, Clinton's actual actions on issues relevant to Black Americans were at odds with his repeated rhetorical commitments to Civil Rights and racial equality. Clinton presided over massive continuing expansion of the American prison system, escalated War on Drugs, and making it easier to administer the death penalty while opposing efforts by Black legislators to prohibit racially bias capital punishment. In Social Policy, Clinton campaigned on Plan to End the Welfare system, and successfully do so, promoting, passing, and signing an Act that all but eliminates government financial support for poor families. And Clintons deregulation of the financial system lay Foundation for disastrous economic crisis that would wipe out Black wealth a few years after he left office. In fact, when Bill Clinton's actions, rather than his words, are scrutinized closely, they reveal a record far more damaging to Black interests than that of even many Republican presidents. George W. Bush, for all his atrocities abroad, never signed any law that inflicted the kind of harm that Clinton's crime and welfare policies do. As Michelle Alexander has observe, Clinton escalated the War on Drugs beyond what many conservatives had imagined possible, ultimately doing more harm to Black communities than Reagan ever did. Historian Christopher Brian Booker refers to the Clintons ' central role in incarceration binge in the Black community, and Charles Ogletree has called it shocking and regrettable that more African Americans were incarcerated on Bill Clinton's watch than any other president in the history of the United States. Yet despite the record of his presidency, Clinton always managed to maintain a sense of goodwill among a large majority of African Americans. In 2002, he was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame alongside Al Green, becoming the first White inductee in the Hall of Fame Ten-year existence.

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You Should Repair Damage Done

The 1990s are being relitigated, and, for most part, coming off rather badly. It has taken place in the realm of politics, where Hillary Clinton has had to edge away from some of her husband's policies, some of which have provoked angry confrontations on the campaign trail between 42 Presidents and activists denouncing his racial legacy. And it has also taken place in the realm of culture, where television has revisited the Clarence Thomas hearings and the OJ Simpson trial. These events intersect with one another more closely than we may assume. The racial legacy of the Clinton administration was forged in the context these poisonous dramas help to construct.

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