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Gillibrand Says She Can Explain White Privilege to ‘White Women in the Suburbs’ Who Voted for Trump

Gillibrand Says She Can Explain White Privilege to ‘White Women in the Suburbs’ Who Voted for TrumpInstead of apologizing or avoiding her white privilege during Wednesday evening's Democratic presidential debate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she wants to use it to "talk to those white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump.""I can talk to those white women in the suburbs that voted for Trump and explain to them what white privilege actually is," the New York senator said."When their son is walking down the street with a bag of M&Ms in his pocket, wearing a hoodie, his whiteness is what protects him from not being shot," she continued to applause from the audience. "When their child has a car that breaks down and he knocks on someone’s door for help and the door opens and the help is given, it’s his whiteness that protects him from being shot."Gillibrand explained that she wants to join in helping educate Americans about racism and white privilege instead of leaving it solely up to lawmakers of color such as senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris."I don't believe that it's the responsibility of Cory and Kamala to be the only voice that takes on these issues of institutional racism," Gillibrand said. "I think as a white woman of privilege who is a U.S. senator running for president of the United States, it is also my responsibility to lift up those voices that aren’t being listened to."Gillibrand's remarks were in response to a question about what the Democratic candidates would do to heal race relations in America.Washington governor Jay Inslee remarked on the topic as well, acknowledging that he “has never been a black teenager pulled over in a white neighborhood.”"That is what white privilege in America is today," Gillibrand concluded.



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Senate blocks resolution calling for public release of Robert Mueller's report after House voted 420-0

Senate blocks resolution calling for public release of Robert Mueller's report after House voted 420-0The Senate blocked a measure that demanded special counsel Robert Mueller's final report be made public hours after the House unanimously passed the measure



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The lone Democrat who voted against denouncing Rep. Steve King sees censure effort fizzle

The lone Democrat who voted against denouncing Rep. Steve King sees censure effort fizzleThe lone lawmaker who prevented the House of Representatives from unanimously denouncing Rep. Steve King, due to worries that the measure didn't go far enough, saw his censure effort against the Iowa Republican fizzle on Wednesday.



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Michael Cohen Committed Crimes For Trump. A Woman Illegally Voted. Guess Who Got More Time.

Michael Cohen Committed Crimes For Trump. A Woman Illegally Voted. Guess Who Got More Time.One of these criminal sentences is not like the other.



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Jeff Flake Tells 'The View' He Doubted Brett Kavanaugh But Voted For Him Anyway

Jeff Flake Tells 'The View' He Doubted Brett Kavanaugh But Voted For Him AnywayArizona Sen. Jeff Flake admits he had doubts about the testimony of newly-



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In photos: Readers of CN Traveler have voted these top 10 cities the best in the world

In photos: Readers of CN Traveler have voted these top 10 cities the best in the worldFor the 2018 edition of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, editors tried something a little different. In the category of small cities, Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende took the top spot, followed by Salzburg, Austria and Lucerne, Switzerland.



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Heidi Heitkamp, Vulnerable Dem In A Red State, Explains Why She Voted 'No' On Kavanaugh

Heidi Heitkamp, Vulnerable Dem In A Red State, Explains Why She Voted 'No' On KavanaughAs one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election and a potential



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BlackRock voted to replace Tesla's Musk with independent chairman

BlackRock voted to replace Tesla's Musk with independent chairmanFunds run by BlackRock Inc voted in favor of a recent shareholder proposal that would have required Tesla Inc to replace Elon Musk with an independent chairman. BlackRock-managed funds voted for a measure requiring the chairman be an independent director, according to BlackRock’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. The proposal, which was defeated, would not have affected Musk’s standing as Tesla’s chief executive officer.



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D.C. Just Voted To End The Tipped Minimum Wage, But The Battle Isn't Over

D.C. Just Voted To End The Tipped Minimum Wage, But The Battle Isn't OverLike most Washington, D.C., residents who headed to the polls Tuesday, Dean



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Prince Charles Voted Next Commonwealth Leader After Queen's Endorsement

Prince Charles Voted Next Commonwealth Leader After Queen's EndorsementUPDATE: April 20: Commonwealth leaders voted Friday to formally make Prince



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