Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sits next to moderator, Jorge Ramos, during the the Iowa Brown and Black Forum sponsored by FUSION and broadcasted from Drake University on January 11, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo : Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton just answered a major race-related question earlier this week, and people aren't really sure what to make of her answer.
On January 11, Fusion held its 2016 Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum live in Iowa. The live forum put presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley on the spotlight, and they were tasked to answer various questions on health, immigration, criminal justice and economical development.
During the audience's Q&A section, one of the highlights was when a Latina student asked a question that took Hillary Clinton by surprise. Drake University junior Thalia Anguiano asked Clinton to explain what she thought of her white privilege.
"Secretary Clinton, can you tell us what the term white privilege means to you and can you give me an example from your life or career when you think you have benefited from it," Anguiano asked the democrat.
In the video, it's clear that the audience was impressed by Anguiano's question and everybody wanted to hear Clinton's answer. In fact, it appeared news anchor Jorge Ramos was excited to hear what the 68-year-old candidate had to say.
Clinton tried to make light of the situation by beginning with, "Where do I start," to which the audience chuckles.
"It is hard when you are swimming in the ocean to know exactly what is happening around you so much as it is when you are standing on the shore perhaps watching," Clinton then continued.
After this opening statement, she then acknowledged that she had indeed been raised in a middle-class household and that she considers herself very lucky to have been able to have had good education in prominent schools.
"I never really knew what was or wasn't part of the privilege. I just knew that I was a lucky person, and that being lucky was in part related to who I am, where I'm from, and the opportunities I had," Clinton said.
Then came her real answer - well, sort of.
Clinton did her best to explain how she can relate and empathize with people less privileged by telling the story of how she babysat some "adorable" children of migrant workers one Saturday at age 11, which according to Wearemitu, was a story that's long worn out.
"Because the families had to go into the fields and the older kids had to go with them and there was nobody left to watch the little kids," Clinton recalled and added that the experience felt like it happened the day before.
While some people found her good enough, many commenters on YouTube were not convinced.
One YouTuber said Hillary Clinton ignored the white privilege question completely while another didn't believe the story she recalled at all.
You can watch the entirety of Hillary Clinton's answer in the video below.
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