Hillary Clinton thinks young black men wearing hoodies are scary.
“For a lot of well-meaning, open-minded white people, the sight of a young black man in a hoodie still evokes a twinge of fear,” she said during a campaign stop in South Carolina Thursday.
The question, of course, becomes whether Hillary is one of those “well meaning white people.”
Even with the protection of the United States Secret Service, Hillary is still worried about a black kid in a hooded sweatshirt?
The bigger question, though, is what would have happened if a Republican candidate had uttered those same words?
Clinton made the speech Thursday, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the mainstream media.
Imagine the wall-to-wall marathon of opinions there would be if the same phrase were uttered by Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.
The Twitterverse, however, had a lot to say about it.
Dear @HillaryClinton — Do you “feel a twinge of fear at the sight of a young black man in a hoodie”? Asking for a friend. #BlackLivesMatter
— Joe Fahed (@joefahed) July 25, 2015
What should really cause a twinge of fear is Hillary as President http://t.co/EPvPQNC9RX
— Prerna P. Lal, Esq. (@prernaplal) July 24, 2015
#Hillary says whites have a “twinge of fear” when they see a black man in a hoodie. Sorta like Hillary whenever she sees a reporter! #tcot
— Mike aka Proof (@ProofBlog) July 24, 2015
Did Hillary Clinton just say that she finds black men in hoodies scary? Wooow. She’s as charming as Trump when it comes to courting trouble.
— Kakathi. (@meowstrophe) July 25, 2015
Imagine if ANY Republican said this! Hillary Clinton: sight of young black man in hoodie still evokes twinge of fear http://t.co/irqMTlRWxr
— Frank Quattrone (@FrankQuattrone) July 25, 2015
Could you imagine if a Republican said this? http://t.co/v7XZAuXjyJ
— Mitt Romney TPS (@mittromneytps) July 25, 2015
Add to “imagine if she were Republican” files: #HillaryClinton: “Let’s be honest, black men in hoodies are scary” http://t.co/qpdnGgHuVX
— ¡SATIRISTAS! (@Satiristas) July 24, 2015
Hilary Clinton said black men in hoodies are scary that’s racist and if you vote for her you’re racist and ugly
— BarbecueDad25 (@whaddupcrudup) July 26, 2015
Hilary Clinton got US secrets in her Gmail but want us to vote for her. Talking about black men in hoodies are scary. I’m pissed.
— Ray Sutton (@ray_alexander_) July 26, 2015
since she “twinges with fear” when a black man in a hoodie comes by, how about we “twinge with disgust”at her name on the ballot?Sound good?
— yasmina (@melaninjae) July 26, 2015
Hillary says people are afraid of black men in hoodies. What about corporatist white women in pantsuits? http://t.co/ZvujHKceG0
— Arthur Goldstein (@TeacherArthurG) July 24, 2015
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