Perhaps seeking to earn political points in North Carolina from the unrest in Charlotte over the recent police shooting, Hillary Clinton made a campaign stop to give a speech at a predominately black church on Sunday.
As the camera panned over the church the first thought that enters your mind is the pews look rather empty for a high profile event such as this. So where is everyone? You would think that a popular church would be packed on Sunday regardless of who was visiting, but especially with the Democratic presidential candidate stopping by.
Clinton, reading from a paper on the pulpit, was sure to inject racial issues into her speech saying, “My grandchildren are white, because they are the grandchildren of a former president and secretary of the United States. Let’s be honest here, they won’t feel the kind of fear that we heard from the young children testifying in front of the city council.”
It’s more likely that Clinton’s grandchildren won’t experience any significant fear because they come from a wealthy, politically connected family and will protected for the rest of their lives, not because of the color of their skin.
The camera did not pan out over the crowd again until the end of Hillary’s speech, when the crowd was standing, but you can get a feel that the church was only about half full. In fact, if you remove the members of the press from the back two pews, it would probably be less than half. Even more so if you don’t count the choir standing the background.
This isn’t the first time Clinton has been snubbed by the black community, last month she had a dismal turnout speaking at the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City.
What’s there to be excited about for a Hillary Clinton presence in the black community? More pandering and empty words to gain their votes, then more policies in office that only benefit her donors?