Hillary: ‘As a White Person,’ ‘I Have To’ Say ‘We Are Not a Post-Racial Society,’ ‘Also a Lot of Sexism Still’

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Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that “as a white person, I have to talk about it [racism] more, and say that, we are not a post-racial society” and that “there’s also a lot of sexism still” during a town hall on MSNBC on Monday. Hillary said, “We are still facing and struggling with systemic racism. It’s true in employment, and promotion, and other job opportunities. It’s true in education. It’s true in healthcare. It’s true in the criminal justice system. That’s why I talk about breaking down all the barriers. We have economic barriers to be sure, but we have very entrenched barriers of discrimination. So, here are some things that I think we have to do, number one, we have to talk about it more, and, as a white person, I have to talk about it more, and say that, we are not a post-racial society. We still struggle with racism, and it is not only wrong, but it is holding us back.” She added, “We have to use the bully pulpit, which I intend to use, to speak out about systemic racism, every chance I get to talk to organizations like the American