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Watch: Hillary Clinton Says Black Man In Hoodie Causes 'Twinge Of Fear' In White People (Video)

| by Michael Allen

2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talked about race relations during a speech on Thursday (video below).

"I mean, if we're honest, 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," Clinton stated.

The clip was posted by The Daily Caller, a conservative news site website, which didn't offer any text before or after the former Secretary of State's statement.

However, Clinton did make a similar statement in June to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in San Francisco when she spoke about white privilege and the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, reported IJReview.com.

Clinton said in that speech:

Let's be honest, 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.

And news reports about poverty and crime and discrimination evoke sympathy, even empathy, but too rarely do they spur us to action or prompt us to question our own assumptions and privilege.

We can’t hide from any of these hard truths about race and justice in America. We have to name them, and own them, and then change them.

Sources: The Daily Caller, IJReview.com

Photo Credit: ABC News/IJReview.com Screenshot