Native Americans are upset over Hillary Clinton’s racist ‘off the reservation’ comment
As the campaign lingers on Hillary Clinton’s true racist feelings have been slowly coming to light. First a video of the Presidential hopeful surfaced from when she was the First Lady in which she called “at-risk youths” (which is a dog-whistle for black youths) “super-predators” and the government needed to “bring them to heel.” This rightfully angered #BlackLivesMatter, but that was only the beginning.
She then decided, for some strange reason, that it would be funny to do a racist skit with Bill de Blasio at the New York City Press Dinner. That did not go over well either needless to say. But now she is at it again, just last week she spewed racist hate speech when she said, “I have a lot of experience dealing with men who sometimes get off the reservation in the way they behave.”
Of course we all know what this comment means and where the comment originated from and this time she has angered, again rightfully so, Native Americans. Here is more:
Hillary Clinton drew ire from Native Americans on Saturday over her use of the phrase “off the reservation” in a CNN interview.
Activists pointed to the saying’s dark origins in late-19th-century laws restricting Native Americans to reservation lands.
“When reservations were first established, going #OffTheReservation meant you were going to be hunted down and killed,” Ruth Hopkins tweeted.
The social-media firestorm forced Clinton’s campaign to apologize — also on Twitter.
“Divisive language has no place in our politics,” tweeted Amanda Renteria, Clinton’s national political director. “Hillary Clinton meant no disrespect to Native Americans. She wants this election to be about lifting people up, not tearing them down.”
Hillary Clinton has apologized but, to quote Matthew 15:18, “those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart.” In other words she said what she really felt in her heart and I would argue many racists do not even realize what they are saying is racist because if they did they would be more conscientious about what they say and that is what I think happened in this case.
A troubling pattern is beginning to emerge here, can you even begin to imagine the uproar from the left if this comment was uttered by Donald Trump…
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