Speaking during a national Women for Biden organizing call with hard-lefist Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Chelsea Clinton pontificated that she wants her children to “understand” they are “white children of privilege, because I want them to erode that privilege throughout their lives.” Pressley responded, “We know that often there is a revisionist history or a sanitizing or filtering of history that does not tell the whole story.”
Clinton stated, “You know, Congressman, my children are young; we believe that they’re young, but still citizens. So we talked about the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and Women’s Equality Day, and about how fundamentally incomplete that victory was. So not to say it wasn’t a victory and it wasn’t important, but that it was so fundamentally flawed. And it wasn’t only black women who didn’t have the right to vote; indigenous and native American women didn’t have the right to vote —
Pressley interjected, “That’s right.”
Clinton: — until the 1920’s, and even then, so many of the Voting Rights Act cases have actually been against states like Alaska that have … disenfranchised indigenous and Native American women.
“So to say that these fights are not just in our history books, these are still active ongoing fights and 40% of Americans with disabilities report that they have real challenges voting in person,” Clinton continued. “And so in states where there haven’t been, kind of, no-excuse absentee voting or where there hasn’t been the introduction of early voting yet, you know, it still isn’t, kind of, easy, fair or equal for many Americans to vote.”
She turned to her children: “I think it’s really important that my children understand that. And I think it’s particularly important that they understand that as white children of privilege, because I want them to erode that privilege throughout their lives to ensure more people are enfranchised and that equality isn’t just an ideal.
“That’s right,” Pressley claimed. “You’re really modeling that which my mother certainly believed, which is that a parent is a child’s first teacher. And I so appreciate that you’re providing that full education, because we know that often there is a revisionist history or a sanitizing or filtering of history that does not tell the whole story. But confronting that past, that’s really how we get to truth and reconciliation. And we fortify ourselves to continue to do the work to make sure that we are dismantling those barriers that still exist and that we are in cooperative affront to the voter suppression and intimidation tactics that are still very real today — what I would consider, equivalent to like modern day jelly bean counting.”
Clinton, who has lived in a $10 million apartment and reportedly had a $3 million wedding, claimed in a 2014 interview with The Telegraph, “I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t. That wasn’t the metric of success I wanted in my life.”
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