Why Black Lives Matter protests are good for Hillary Clinton
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton began to outline her plans for criminal justice reform Friday in a speech at the historically black college Clark Atlanta University
The Democratic presidential frontrunner called for a legal ban on racial profiling by police as well as the elimination of sentencing disparities between crimes involving crack cocaine and those involving powder cocaine. She also joined the “ban the box” movement, calling on employers to delay background checks on criminal history until later in the hiring process.
But not before she met resistance from a group of activists chanting “black lives matter.” Read more…