On Thursday, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton posted a video to her Facebook page about her excitement around setting up campaign digs in Brooklyn!
What is rather peculiar, noted writer Collier Meyerson for fusion.net, is the dearth of people of color in the video. In other words, she said, the video makes Brooklyn look really white.
In all fairness, the video, entitled, “Hello Brooklyn!” was filmed during an “unscheduled” walk through Brooklyn Heights, the site of Clinton’s 2016 headquarters– an area less representative of the borough’s diversity.
However, considering Brooklyn is still 35 percent black, 20 percent Latino, and 11 percent Asian or Pacific Islander, “Ok,” notes the author, “What about the rest of Brooklyn?”
How do you feel about the video?
Is it an innocent oversight and, really, no big deal?
Or do you think, as a presidential hopeful, that Clinton– or her campaign handlers– should have been more mindful of Brooklyn’s own wealth of diversity amidst her bid to represent all of America’s citizens?