Hillary Clinton met Friday with activists associated with the Black Lives Matter movement in Washington.
During the meeting, Clinton made efforts to discuss issues that activists brought to the table. From systematic racism, to the prison industrial complex.
The meeting included DeRay Mckesson, who has become a voice from social media to a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement.
“We didn’t agree about all the issues, but in the end I think that we felt heard,” Mckesson told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts.
Clinton dubbed Mckesson as the ‘social media emperor’, but the importance of discussing the prison system did not fall on deaf ears.
According to reports, Clinton wants to end both private prisons and immigration detention centers. “Her first major speech as a presidential campaign called for criminal justice reform, but her forthcoming policy will be more detailed,” the report says.
After the meeting with the activists, Clinton took to social media to solidify her stance on racism in America.
“Racism is America’s original sin,” Clinton tweeted.
One has to wonder whether or not Clinton realizes the role her husband played in the present day prison issues?
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