Writing for the Huffington Post, H.A. Goodman claimed that Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is the embodiment of white supremacy.
His article, titled “Hillary Clinton Isn’t Only Against Reparations, She Accepted Money from Prison Lobbyists,” slams Ms. Clinton for her refusal to back reparations to African Americans and her financial ties.
I wish “Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley would support reparations,” he writes, “especially since African Americans vote over 90 percent Democrat… For the record, I support reparations.”
According to Goodman, while some people have looked at Mr. Sanders’ record on social justice, Hillary Clinton’s “abysmal” record on racial justice, as well as numerous other ties held by both Clintons” to “structural injustices” have often been ignored.
Goodman writes, “There’s only one leading Democratic candidate in 2016 who embodies white supremacy, privilege, and financial ties to the economic and political system defining these concepts. The other leading Democratic candidate is named Bernie Sanders.”
Ms. Clinton’s ad in 2008 describing a 3am phone call, according to Goodman, had a “racist sub-message.” Goodman quotes a Harvard professor who said, after watching the ad, “I couldn’t help but think of D. W. Griffith’s ‘Birth of a Nation.'”
“Is there a reason the Clinton campaign showed sleeping children in the middle of the night, when running against an African American candidate?” Goodman wonders.
Ms. Clinton and her husband also have contributed to the mass incarcerations of African Americans, Goodman argues: “Hillary Clinton had financial ties to prison lobbyists up until recently and Bill Clinton’s record on mass incarceration speaks for itself… Someone needs to define white supremacy, if indeed accepting money from prison lobbyists isn’t an egregious example of privilege and supremacy.”
He adds, emphasis his, “Bernie Sanders never accepted money from prison lobbyists.”
In the end, “Clinton and Sanders don’t support reparations. Only Clinton, however, has a history with prison lobbyists and other elements of structural injustice.”
“Bernie Sanders will win a landslide victory,” Goodman concludes.