In a moment that had the crowd roaring in applause, 2020 Democrat candidate Senator Gillibrand claimed that as a white woman she could be the best voice for teaching other suburban white people about “white privilege.”
In a startling example, Gillibrand claimed that she would tell white women in the suburbs that “being white” is what kept their son wearing a hoodie from “being shot.”
“I think, as a white woman of privilege, who is a U.S. senator running for president of the United States, it is also my responsibility to lift up those voices that aren’t being listened to. I can talk to those white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump and explain to them what white privilege actually is. When their son is walking down a street with a bag of M&M’s in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him from not being shot”
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) August 1, 2019
Here is another clip of Gillibrand discussing “white privilege” to a fellow white woman.
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) August 1, 2019