Pandering and Insulting African Americans

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked that she realized she was pandering to African-Americans during an interview with the New York radio show The Breakfast Club. When asked what item she always carried with her, she replied, “Hot sauce.” Believing that she will cement African American votes by proclaiming to carry hot sauce in her bag. “You getting in Formation right now?” asked one of the amazed hosts, citing the lyrics of the Beyoncé song about keeping hot sauce in her bag. He suggested African-Americans would likely see her comment as “pandering to black people.” “O.K. … Is it workin’?” she replied, laughing. Clinton proceeded to spend the entire interview pandering to the African-American hosts and the audience.

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