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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 04:42 PM

Black Lives Matter Activists Say Meeting with Hillary Clinton Went Well (HILLARY GROUP)

After Hillary Rodham Clinton wrapped up a meeting with Black Lives Matter activists in Washington, initial reports signaled that it had been a productive session.

DeRay McKesson, the leader of the group that is pushing to end police brutality against black people, tweeted out some details after the 90-minute gathering and said that they had pushed Mrs. Clinton to use less “coded” language when talking about black issues and to “de-center” the police as the key to making communities safer. He said that the Democratic presidential candidate was clear in her commitment against private prisons.

“In the end, I think she heard us,” Mr. McKesson said.

Aurielle Marie, another member of Black Lives Matter who was at the meeting, said Mrs. Clinton listened closely but did not offer specific proposals for addressing “anti-blackness” in America. Ms. Marie said that she was impressed with Mrs. Clinton’s openness, but also expressed concern about a lack of urgency among all of the presidential candidates.

“We are past the point where we need to just sit around and have conversations,” Ms. Marie told CNN. “The matter is urgent.”

The group is expecting to hear more details from Mrs. Clinton about her platform for overhauling the criminal justice system in the coming weeks.

http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2015/10/09/black-lives-matter-activists-say-meeting-with-hillary-clinton-went-well/ via NYTimes

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William769 Oct 2015 #1
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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 04:46 PM

1. So has Senator Sanders have any meetings with BLM?

Or is BLM not a priority for him?

I know social equality is not high on his priority list.

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Response to William769 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 05:09 PM

2. Apparently, as soon as every Black person makes at least $15 an hour.....

there will be no more problems for the African American community and racism will automatically come to an end. Of course, they will finally have to admit that Bernie is their savior!

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 06:39 PM

3. K & R

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 08:28 AM

5. Good to see this. Thanks for the post

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 08:51 AM

6. Racism is America's original sin. To those I met with today, thank you for sharing your ideas. -H

Seems lot of folks saw the tweet about H. saying Racism is America's original sin--and had to convince some.


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Racism is America's original sin. To those I met with today, thank you for sharing your ideas. -H

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I want a president who will call racism "america's cardinal sin" IN PUBLIC. & not just a private meeting with young black radicals.

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Mark Binder ‏@MarkABinder 15h15 hours ago

@Ellevation_ I think she just did that here on Twitter. Isn't this in public arena?
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[*] ‏@Ellevation_ 15h15 hours ago

@MarkABinder she did so in response to my tweet, in relation to the private meeting we had today. Thanks.
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Awake ‏@TisWhatItTIS 15h15 hours ago

@Ellevation_ POW! and BOOM!
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NYTNarrative ‏@NYTNarrative 15h15 hours ago

@TisWhatItTIS @Ellevation_ pow boom she's been saying it publicly for a while. Catch up
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SouthFlorida4Hillary ‏@SFL4Hillary 15h15 hours ago

@Ellevation_ guess you missed her speach at The Urban League In Florida , We Didn't

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 10:31 AM

7. The result of actually listening, no doubt. One of the activists was interviewed on NPR yesterday,

and said that even though they didn't reach agreement on EVERYTHING, she actually listened to their concerns. It sounds like she won't adopt all their ideas into her platform, but a significant bit will be.

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Response to DeepModem Mom (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 01:56 PM

8. We just finished the meeting w/ @HillaryClinton re: #CampaignZero, race, & criminal justice.


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We just finished the meeting w/ @HillaryClinton re: #CampaignZero, race, & criminal justice.
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Response to riversedge (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 10, 2015, 02:05 PM

9. Thanks for photos!!!

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