Democratic Debate Recap: Hillary Clinton Avoids ‘Black Lives Matter’ Question

Democratic Presidential Candidates Hold First Debate In Las Vegas

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Last night, the Democrats came out with a vengeance for their first official debate, aired on CNN, and it shed a lot of light on the views and perspectives of each candidate. While many are speaking on the back and forth between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, one of the highlights of the night came when the group was asked about their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.

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When Sterling Arthur Wilkins, a law school student at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, chimed in via web cam to ask whether each candidate was in support of the “All Lives Matter” movement or the “Black Lives Matter” movement, it resulted in some eyebrow-raising answers. Not only did the debate consist of spending no more than 5 minutes on the topic, but Hillary Clinton brought upon much disappointment with her answer, being that she not once mentioned “Black Lives Matter,” or even the movement itself.

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Check out some of the candidates’ answers to the Black Lives Matter question on the next page.


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