"Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. talked about being able to explain white privilege to white suburban women when the issue of race came up during the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit, Mich.
Gillibrand made the case that she could make the case for racial justice to "white women in the suburbs."
"I can explain to white women in the suburbs that 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," said Gillibrand.
"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 continued. "As a white woman of privilege who is a U.S. Senator, it is also my responsibility to lift up those voices."" USATODAY
Kirsten Gillibrand was in my opinion the winner in a crowded field of pols competing for the title of "Most Zany" in last night's carnival. I actually watch this stuff. SWMBO says that KG deserves some credit for wearing a hot pink dress rather than the otherwise obligatory pants suit. I will concede that point. Her general aura is that of a matron who was once Queen of the May or perhaps Homecoming Queen. She also reminds of the pretty things who used to stand up at Miss America contests to speak on the subject of World Peace.
Her offer to go door to door explaining to "white women" that their past history of bigotry and racism can be corrected by contrition and a vote for her is creative in the extreme.
I can only hope that she gets the chance to try that approach. pl