Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton joined “The Breakfast Club” on Monday and the conversation was mostly about her “pandering to black people” as an attempt to reach the black community. When host Angela Yee asked her what she always carried with her, Clinton immediately answered “hot sauce”.
The Democrat is well-known for her love towards hot things, but her response just seemed to well-planned, as it refers to Beyoncé’s latest song “Formation”, in which Queen B says “I got hot sauce in my bag, swag”.
The Democratic front-runner said the sauce had improved her immune system and recommended it in moderation. As a first lady, Clinton had a collection of more than 100 hot sauces and she’s been known for having hot jalapeno peppers like “potato chips”, but her answer inevitably led host Charlamagne Tha God to warn Clinton that listeners would automatically think she was pandering to black people. She said: “Okay, is it working?”. They all cracked up.
Charlamagne confronted Clinton by telling her that black people were unable to trust her mainly because she had mispronounced Beyoncé’s name. The presidential candidate attributed her mistake to exhaustion and professed her love for the artist, whom she saw performing in person at Michelle Obama’s birthday party.
Clinton: Systemic racism must be called out and addressed
But the 30-minute interview at the Harlem’s Corsi Senior Center was not only about Beyoncé and Clinton’s attempt to reach black people. On a serious mood, Charlamagne asked the Democrat about her use of the term “superpredator” in the 1990s. For those unfamiliar with it, the term referred to young, urban criminals and is now considered as racial language used to point at black youths involved in drug-related violence.
Charlamagne said he once was a superpredator and explained that the term was so offensive to him because people normally used it to refer to black youths without talking about “the system that created superpredators”. They both agreed that the term was a poor choice of words and Clinton said the systemic racism must be “called out and addressed”.
Source: Washington Post