Hillary Clinton Gives Moving Speech about Racially-Charged Police Shootings with Zianna Oliphant

Photo credit: Morgue file

Photo credit: Morgue file

Hillary Clinton’s special guest during a recent event has everybody talking.

Recently, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee visited the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte, N.C. to speak about racially-charged police shootings against the African-American community.

She brought up the fatal shootings of both Keith Lamont Scott and Terence Crutcher during her speech. She also explained that her fears as a white grandmother are not the same as those of a black grandmother.

“I’m a grandmother, and like every grandmother, I worry about the safety and security of my grandchildren, but my worries are not the same as black grandmothers, who have different and deeper fears about the world that their grandchildren face,” she said, according to Daily Mail.

Clinton continued: “I wouldn’t be able to stand it if my grandchildren had to be scared and worried the way too many children across our country feel right now. But because my grandchildren are white, because they are the grandchildren of a former president and secretary of state, let’s be honest here, they won’t face the kind of fear that we heard from the children testifying before the city council.”

During the speech, Clinton asked nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant to join her in the pulpit. As previously reported, Oliphant made headlines because of her tearful, emotional speech at a Charlotte city council meeting for the shooting of Scott.

“It’s a shame that our father and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore,” Oliphant cried.

“It’s a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them. And we have tears. We shouldn’t have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side.”

Clinton has made gun violence and police brutality against the black community a cornerstone of her campaign. She has frequently appeared with mothers who have lost their children in shootings, including Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton.

This is why Clinton’s support amongst African-Americans is so much greater than Donald Trump’s. In this speech and in others before, Clinton addressed white privilege and the other major issues facing the African-American community. Trump, on the other hand, seemed to just blame President Barack Obama and Clinton for all of the issues.

When comparing how each candidate approaches the African-American community, it is not surprising to see why, according to The Atlantic, Trump only pulls in about two to six percent of their support.

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