Politics

‘It infuriates me’: White House hopeful says black staffer ‘treated differently’

In a new statement this weekend, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand expounded on her previous address of the impact white privilege has had in America’s history.

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She opened up about its role in her own success during an address of the Netroots Nation conference.

“As a white woman who has certainly experienced enormous amounts of white privilege, I travel with a staff member who’s black and I see how she’s being treated differently when we walk into a hotel. I’ve seen it and it infuriates me.”

Gillibrand went on to say it is her responsibility as a senator and White House hopeful “to lift up the voices of black and brown Americans every day.”

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