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Chelsea Clinton Speaks Out Against Perceived Growing Atmosphere Of Hate In America

Chelsea Clinton gets a lot of criticism for her privileged upbringing. Her family is practically the American version of royalty, and for that, many wonder how she presumes to speak for those she calls the 'structurally disempowered and often forcibly silenced.' Her recent speech offered more of the same rhetoric, and some say that it only demonstrates how out-of-touch Clinton is with the kind of life most people live.

Clinton spoke at the CARE national conference on Monday in Washington D.C.. While she didn't mention President Donald Trump by name, she took a few jabs at him by implying his influence is responsible for continued oppression and discrimination in the United States. She sees all the world’s problems as interconnected, and the common core seems to be that if you aren’t politically progressive, you’re part of the problem.

“[We] carry multiple concerns in both our head and our heart. Just listening to the concerns around education and climate change, women’s health, child marriage, access to technology, all of those are of course interconnected. We have to focus on each of them in their interconnectedness,” said Clinton on the left-wing organization's discussion panel.

“I think, though, that we also have to recognize particularly at this moment that sexism is not an opinion. Islamophobia is not an opinion. Racism is not an opinion. Homophobia is not an opinion. Jingoism is not an opinion,” Clinton said, implying Trump and his supporters are to blame for all the world’s ills.

As she hawked her new book, “She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World,” Clinton says people have to get "comfortable with standing up and speaking out."

"Because I also agree that for those of us that have been blessed — and by definition all of us on this stage today have been blessed — there is a responsibility with kind of giving voice to the voiceless, but also using our own voices," Clinton explains.

Not everyone agrees with this philosophy. Eddie Zipperer, an assistant professor of political science at Georgia Military College, sent an email to LifeZette slamming Clinton for her comments. "There's nothing Middle Americans hate more than having a Jeb Bush or Chelsea Clinton preach at them," he says.

"When you're working crazy hard to make ends meet and get the bills paid, you really don't want somebody who grew up in a house with a chef telling you why everything you believe is wrong," Zipperer said. "This is some pretty tired rhetoric from Chelsea. Lashing out at decent, hardworking people because they're beneath you is so 2016."

Source: LifeZette
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