During Monday night’s Democratic forum that nobody watched (big college football night, hello), an attendee asked Hillary Clinton about her (Hillary’s) white privilege. Because as much as she likes to talk about how much she hates white privilege, she’s still white. The only thing keeping everyone from labeling her a racist is the “D” next to her name.
“Can you tell us what the term ‘white privilege’ means to you, and can you give me an example from your life or career when you think you have benefitted from it?” the attendee asked.
Hillary responded by basically apologizing for being white and compared it to swimming in an ocean, because you don’t know what’s happening around you. Or something like that.
“…it is hard, when you’re swimming in the ocean to know exactly what’s happening around you,” Hillary said.
She went on to say that she grew up thinking she was “lucky” to have a “strong, supportive” family. She “never really knew what was or wasn’t part of the privilege.” She “just knew” she “was a lucky person,” but finally realized her white privilege when she was 11.
“My church asked if some of us could babysit for children of migrant workers,” Hillary said. “I remember going out there [to the outer, more rural edges of Chicago], and I thought, ‘Well, [these children are] very different from me, and they’ve had different experiences. But they’re just little kids.”
Look, if given the choice, Hillary wouldn’t be white. She’s so sorry for her whiteness. Seriously so sorry. She doesn’t mean it. Please forgive her and vote. For her. Old white Hillary.