Shut up white people, argues DNC chair hopeful

DNC chair candidate Sally Boynton Brown gave a boisterous speech last night about race relations suggesting that white people needed to shut up and listen

My job is shut other people down when they say, 'oh no, I'm not prejudiced.

Imagine being a Bernie Sanders or Tim Ryan, eager to see the party get back to basics with class appeals to downscale whites, knowing that Democrats may end up choosing between this pandering idiot and Keith Ellison. "Black lives matter, and it makes me sad that we are even having that conversation", Brown said. A divide has emerged between people who want the party to do more to energize members of minority groups, primarily African-Americans and Latinos, who are less likely to vote than white people and those who feel the party has ignored the concerns of lower- and middle-income white voters.

Two of the white candidates spoke more starkly about race than their black or Hispanic rivals. We have to teach Democrats "how to be sensitive and how to shut their mouths if they're white".

"My job is to listen and be a voice, and my job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt", Boynton Brown said. "I have been reaching out and trying to connect to anybody of color I can find to be honest with me", she said.

Blake, for his part, said that he appreciates Gillibrand's endorsement and praised what he described as her leadership on issues such as immigration reform, advocating on behalf of military families and keeping illegal guns out of New York City, among other issues. She identified as a white woman and described her job.

"I think it's a false choice to say we'll go to one community or the other", argued Tom Perez, who until last week was secretary of labor under Barack Obama. Does she believe that being white is a problem?

A handful of newcomers are challenging the old guard to become DNC chair including South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg a 35-year-old openly gay veteran

Brown blames her skin color. "I don't get it!" according to video of the event from CSPAN3. She previewed her response to the media: "You gave us this nightmare in the White House and we're not going to take it any more".

'My job is to make sure that they get that they have privilege and until we shut our mouths and we listen to those people who don't. we're not going to break through this, ' she went on.

She told the Idaho Statesman today that her remarks were taken out of context and constituted fake news, adding that "What I was answering to was an internal party conversation around being in alignment with our values and words".

Activists involved in Black Lives Matter were also a significant topic of discussion. "How can you help the Latino community when you don't have Latino officers?" he said.

The Women's March last week proved an uplifting respite for many Democrats left dejected by President Donald Trump's upset win and inauguration, drawing millions to marches across the country.

Democrats hate white people and blame them for more or less all ills in American society.



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