Hillary Clinton faced criticism from yet another young Black voter about her now-infamous “super-predator” speech from 1996. This time, it was a Somali-American voter in Minnesota who had some questions about the Democratic frontrunner’s past remarks.
A video of the interaction between the voter and Clinton, about an issue the young woman has with Abdi Warsame, a Somali-American City Council representative in Minnesota, shows a super-awkward moment that begins to turn a little hostile. Though the early part of their conversation in the video is hard to hear, Clinton can later clearly be heard saying, “You know what dear, we have a different opinion.”
The two continue to speak, even as Governor Mark Dayton tries to diffuse the situation and usher the young woman away, saying, “We gotta give somebody else a chance,” to speak to Clinton.
The young woman continues to express her dissatisfaction with Councilman Warsame, to which Clinton responds, “Well why don’t you go run for something, then?” While that could be read as encouragement from Clinton for the young woman to enter politics, the candidate's tone suggests otherwise. The voter responds with what sounds like, “I am working for a Somali American. Thank you,” before walking off.
This semi-confrontation comes on the heels of Clinton being confronted by a Black Lives Matter protester in South Carolina about her “super-predator” speech.
In response to the gathering race-related questions Clinton told the Washington Post in a statement, “Looking back, I shouldn’t have used those words, and I wouldn’t use them today… We need to end the school-to-prison pipeline and replace it with a cradle-to-college pipeline.”
Despite the discontent coming from young Black voters regarding Hillary’s probable nomination to the Democratic ticket, she is still dominating the Black vote. The candidate recently re-tweeted Carrie Dann from NBC, who posted the voter margins among Black voters on Super Tuesday.
Hillary recently joined BET to discuss what it will take to continue the push for criminal justice reform, and improve the current system.
(Photo: Fox 9 Minneapolis)