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Clinton: We must fight ‘implicit bias’


Hillary Clinton on Monday raised the idea of implicit bias during the first presidential debate of 2016, saying it’s a problem that goes beyond just law enforcement.

“I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police,” Clinton said at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

{mosads}“I think too many of us in our great country jump to conclusions about each other. All of us need to ask hard questions about, ‘Why are we feeling this way?’ ”

The Democratic presidential nominee added, “We’ve got to address systemic racism in our criminal justice system.”

Charlotte, N.C., erupted in violent protests last week following the fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer — the latest in a series of such incidents caught on tape in recent months.

Officer Brentley Vinson shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, 43, during an encounter at an apartment complex.

Donald Trump on Monday portrayed America’s urban areas as places of carnage and misery during the debate.

“We have a situation where we have our inner cities — African-Americans and Hispanics are living in hell because it’s so dangerous,” the Republican presidential nominee said. “You walk down the street, you get shot.”

Clinton responded by challenging Trump’s grim portrayal of minority communities.

“It’s really unfortunate he paints such a dire, negative picture of our black communities,” she said.

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