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Clinton, Sanders Talk About Their 'Racial Blind Spots' At Flint Debate

During CNN's Democratic debate, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were asked about their "racial blind spots." Here's what they had to say.

By Jake Godin | March 7, 2016

Don Lemon asked Democratic candidates about their "racial blind spots" during CNN's Democratic debate. Here's how they answered.

"I know that I've never had the experience that so many of the people in this audience have had. And I think it's incumbent upon me and what I've been trying to talk about during this campaign is to urge white people to think about what it is like to have the talk with your kids, scared that your sons or daughters even could get in trouble for no good reason whatsoever," Hillary Clinton said during the debate.

Sen. Bernie Sanders took a different approach.

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"When you're white, you don't know what it's like to be living in a ghetto. You don't know what it's like to be poor. You don't know what it's like to be hassled when you walk down the street or you get dragged out of a car," Sanders said. 

Sanders caught some flak for his answer. 

So far, minority voters prefer Clinton over Sanders. 

This video includes images from Getty Images and music from Frenic / CC BY 3.0.

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