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Decision 2016

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Clinton and Kaine Are Challenging White Americans on Racial Issues

"It's important for those of us who haven't faced barriers like these to acknowledge our privilege — and why those of us in public service must go even further," Kaine wrote in an op-ed



    In this July 29, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., look to the audience as they finish speaking during a rally at McGonigle Hall at Temple University in Philadelphia.

    In their speeches on racial issues, Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have made an argument that President Obama rarely has: white Americans in particular need to change their views and perspectives to fix the nation's racial problems,NBC News reported.

    "We white Americans need to do a better job of listening when African Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day," Clinton said last month at the NAACP's annual convention.

    She added, "We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility rather than assume that our experiences are everyone's experiences. We all need to try as best we can to walk in one another's shoes, to imagine what it would be like to sit our son or daughter down and have the talk about how carefully they need to act around police because the slightest wrong move could get them hurt or even killed."