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===Bill and Hillary Clinton===
[[File:Clinton Gore.jpeg|right|350px|thumb|Clinton/Gore 1992 convention button.]]
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The Clintons' cynical manipulation of Black voters and pandering to "white working class, hard-working white" nativist sentiment is well known.<ref>https://youtu.be/vjoMcqMTMfw</ref><ref>https://youtu.be/ijhL3-5sr18</ref> Under the Clintons, 250,000 [[African American]]s were imprisoned in the [[United States]], more than than under President Reagan,<ref>http://www.blackelectorate.com/articles.asp?ID=320</ref> a fact which Hillary Clinton takes credit for.<ref>https://www.thenation.com/article/hillary-clinton-does-not-deserve-black-peoples-votes/</ref> Cumulatively since the Clintons passed their crime bill, 2.5 million adult black males—more than 10% of the population—have been incarcerated leaving untold damage on black families.<ref>http://www.prisonpolicy.org/research/incarceration_rates_growth_causes/</ref>
That fact that 30-year-old allegations of [[sexual assault]] and improprieties are hurled at [[Bill Cosby]] with a devastating effect on his life and career while Bill Clinton was at the same time held up by many liberal Democrats as a paragon of manhood and public service in the media and judicial system is a testament to the bigotry and racism of the [[mainstream media]] and their supporters.
===='''Voting Rights violations===='''
In Arkansas, the Clinton administration was sued several times by blacks and [[Hispanic]]s for violations of the 1965 [[Voting Rights Act]] and lost every case. 10 years into their grip on Arkansas the [[United States Supreme Court]] ruled
The evidence at trial was indeed overwhelming that the Voting Rights Act had been violated. Plaintiffs offered plenty of proof of monolithic voting along racial lines, intimidation of black voters and candidates, other official acts that made voting harder for blacks. A panel of 3 judges ordered Clinton, the Attorney General, and Secretary of State to redraw the boundaries to give maximum strength to black voters.
===='''Lani Guinier===='''
Local press reports in Arkansas from the late 1980s paint an ugly picture of the [[Clinton administration]]'s attempts to intimidate black voters.<ref>http://www.siliconinvestor.com/readreplies.aspx?subjectid=28880&msgid=18476315</ref> In her 1998 memoir ''Lift Every Voice'', former [[U.S Justice Department]] Civil Rights Division nominee Lani Guinier revealed that Clinton's record on [[race]] in Arkansas was so bad she was forced to take legal action. "As a staff lawyer for the [[NAACP]] Legal Defense and Education Fund [LDF], I had sued Gov. Clinton over Arkansas's deputy voter registration statute." A deputy voter registrar is someone authorized to register voters.
What's a little misunderstanding among friends? Guinier said she felt betrayed by Clinton, whom she considered a friend since their days together at Yale Law School, and was angered when he called her "anti-democratic," - the person who protected voting rights of African-Americans despite Clinton's fight against it - in a nationally televised address announcing he was scuttling her nomination.<ref>https://www.c-span.org/video/?42098-1/assistant-attorney-general-nomination</ref>
===='''Ricky Ray Rector===='''
On the eve of the [[New Hampshire]] primary in 1992, Bill Clinton took off from the campaign trail to sign the death warrant and oversee the execution of a retarded black man, Ricky Ray Rector. Rector, who had been lobotomized, was mentally incompetent and unable to understand the charges against him.
<ref>[https://skepticalbrotha.wordpress.com/tag/christopher-hitchens/ Christopher Hitchens], Skeptical Brotha. Retrieved 23 June 2016</ref><ref>[http://www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/elections/bill-clinton-hopped-up-on-whack-ricky-ray-rector-part-2.html Bill Clinton "Hopped Up On Whack" -- Ricky Ray Rector Part 2], Colin Benjamin, Black Star News, April 13, 2016</ref> "It was like executing a child," the prison chaplain said. Hillary, the master strategist of the Clintons' rise, fearing the Willie Horton syndrome which torpedoed [[Michael Dukakis]] in 1988 and the 'monkey business' which destroyed [[Gary Hart]] as well, still defended the execution in 2016.<ref>[https://theintercept.com/2016/03/17/hillary-clintons-indefensible-stance-on-the-death-penalty/ Hillary Clinton’s Indefensible Stance on the Death Penalty], Liliana Segura, ''The Intercept'', Mar. 17 2016</ref><ref>[https://www.salon.com/2016/01/31/the_clintons_sordid_race_game_no_one_will_say_it_but_the_clintons_rise_was_premised_on_repudiating_black_voters/ Jan 31, 2016 04:00 AM MDT The Clintons’ sordid race game: No one will say it, but the Clintons’ rise was premised on repudiating black voters], Corey Robin, ''Salon'', Jan. 31, 2016</ref>
In late 2015, while several American cities smoldered in riots over police shootings, Hillary Clinton had several prison industry lobbyists working as fundraisers for her campaign. These fundraiser-lobbyists worked for the Corrections Corporation of America and Geo Group, which also run most of the [[immigrant]] detention centers.<ref>[https://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/while-missouri-students-battle-racism-prison-lobbyists-funded-hillary-clintons-campaign_b_8553370.html While Missouri Students Battle Racism, Prison Lobbyists Funded Hillary Clinton’s Campaign], H.A. Goodman, ''Huffington Post'', Nov 13, 2015</ref>
===='''Rep. Ben McGee==== '''
In 1988 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Clinton wrongfully tried to overturn the election of a black state representative, Mr. Ben McGee, and replace him with a white Democrat Clinton handpicked. The case grew out of the suit against Clinton to win voting rights for the people of Crittenden County.
===='''Robert 'Say' MacIntosh===='''
Robert 'Say' MacIntosh is a civil rights activist whom the ''Arkansas Democrat'' newspaper named Arkansan of the Year in the late 1970s for his charitable work with children in Little Rock's housing projects.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20080926012344/http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter/manuscripts/collection/mss97-43.html]</ref> MacIntosh unsuccessfully ran for public office under Arkansas's racial gerrymandering and minority voter suppression laws of the Clinton era, including running as Lieutenant Governor in 1980. He considered challenging Bill Clinton in the 1986 Democratic gubernatorial primary but backed out when another African-American candidate, former anti-poverty agency head W. Dean Goldsby, filed on the last day.
The story resurfaced during the 2008 primaries, only this time the denials weren't so strong and adopted a more forgiving attitude.<ref>https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2008/01/17/sex-lies-and-major-headlines</ref><ref>http://epubbookonline.com/b/3035/roger-stone/the-clintons-war-on-women/27</ref> Many blacks and Obama supporters were put off by the mainstream media spin and questioned the untimely death of Ron Brown.<ref>http://wc.blackplanet.com/news/article_comments.html?news_item_id=46467</ref><ref>http://aapoliticalpundit.blogspot.com/2007/12/blacks-clintons-presidency-and-ron.html</ref> Even the ''Washington Post'' noticed the racial undercurrent in Hillary Clinton's campaign.<ref>https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/22/AR2007122201762.html</ref>
===='''Ron Brown===='''
The death of Ron Brown remains a controversial subject among African-Americans.<ref>https://youtu.be/BMXnPYGDgVc</ref> Ron Brown was the first black [[Secretary of Commerce]] who died in the crash of Air Force Two. The crash occurred one week before Brown was slated to give testimony in the Clinton campaign finance scandal, among other scandals.<ref>https://youtu.be/HR-WkSEzaho</ref>
The father of Bill's vice president [[Al Gore]] was an ardent segregationist.
===='''Confederate Flag Day===='''
[[File:Arkansas State Flag.gif|right|thumb|The Arkansas State Flag. The top star above Arkansas represents the slaveholding Confederacy, an Act signed into law by Clinton.]]
The Arkansas Legislature's Act 116 of 1987 designated the star above the word "Arkansas" on the state flag as a commemoration of the Confederacy, signed into law by Gov. Clinton, as well as annual proclamations for Confederate Flag Day.
In April 1985 Clinton signed Act 985 into law, making the birthdates of Martin Luther King Jr. and [[Robert E. Lee]], General of the Confederate army, state holidays on the same day. The coded message sent to white constituents could not have been clearer.
===='''Anti-Hispanic===='''
The Clintons instituted [[racial profiling]] of [[Latino]]s as drug dealers in 1988. Specifically, the troopers were authorized to stop and search cars driven by Hispanics, especially those with Texas license plates. Again, the Clintons' Criminal Apprehension Program was challenged in federal court and ruled unconstitutional. But the program went on anyway with further destruction of civil liberties when the Clintons authorized state troopers to stop and search any car regardless of race.<ref>https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-56765970.html</ref>
Roberto Garcia de Posada, executive director of the Hispanic Business Roundtable, cited the fact that Clinton was "a strong supporter of racial profiling against Hispanics," and that they do not have "the moral authority to lead a national campaign on this issue." The Clintons need to "apologize to all those Hispanics who suffered this 'morally indefensible' practice".
===='''Superpredators===='''
[[File:Blmhillary (1).jpg|right|350px|thumb|Democrat Presidential nominee [[Hillary Rodham Clinton]] confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters in 2016.]]
A Black Lives Matter activist confronted Hillary Clinton in 2016 about the Clintons' history of racism.<ref>[http://fair.org/home/why-did-it-take-an-activist-to-bring-superpredators-into-the-campaign/ Why Did It Take an Activist to Bring ‘Superpredators’ Into the Campaign?], By Jim Naureckas, FAIR, 27 Feb 2016</ref> In January 2016 ''[[Salon]]'' published an article on the dirty little secret among the liberal intelligentsia no one wants to talk about: the Clintons' rise and success has been based on stoking racial fears. Stan Greenberg conducted the focus groups that dictated the Clintons' daily buzzwords and talking points to provide the fodder and fuel the Clinton's lived and died on. Greenberg's work produced results claiming the Democratic party was too identified with [[Jesse Jackson]] and minorities to speak for 'average Americans' and it needed to appeal to white working-class swing voters.<ref>[http://prospect.org/article/crisis-working-majority-0 From Crisis to Working Majority], Stan Greenberg, ''The American Prospect'' 2, no. 7 (September 1991). Republished 24 May 2005</ref>
{{Quotebox|They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way but first we have to bring them to heel.<ref>[https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-slams-clintons-racist-1996-super-predators-comment/ Bernie Sanders slams Clinton's "racist" 1996 super predators comment], By Reena Flores, CBS News, April 14, 2016</ref><ref>[http://fair.org/extra/superscapegoating/ Superscapegoating], Teen 'superpredators' hype set stage for draconian legislation, By Robin Templeton, FAIR, 1 Jan 1998</ref>}}
===="That boy" Obama====
In the 2008 presidential primaries, the Clintons were back at it: fostering racial fear and paranoia,<ref>[http://www.alternet.org/story/80258/america's_new_racial_reality%3A_white_minority_status America's New Racial Reality: White Minority Status], While Obama raises the bar for racial understanding, the Democratic Leadership Council leverages white voter fear. By Roberto Lovato / New America Media, March 21, 2008</ref> which by now seemed to be the regular program of the Democratic Leadership Council.<ref>[http://www.blackcommentator.com/46/46_cover.html Muzzling The African-American Agenda With Black Help], Bruce A. Dixon, ''The Black Commentator''. www.blackcommentator.com</ref> They tried to marginalize Obama as the black candidate with comparisons to Jesse Jackson<ref>[https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/26/bill-clinton-obama-is-jus_n_83406.html Bill Clinton: Obama Is Just Like Jesse Jackson], ''Huffington Post'', 03/28/2008</ref> emphasizing Hillary's 'wide appeal': "Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again", Hillary told ''USA Today''.<ref>[http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-05-07-clintoninterview_N.htm Clinton makes case for wide appeal], By Kathy Kiely and Jill Lawrence, USA TODAY, 5/8/2008</ref> She stayed in the race even after it became apparent she lost, according to her, only because Obama might be assassinated.<ref>https://youtu.be/qipFBK7tGOc</ref>
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