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For many African-American voters, embracing Hillary is an age thing


For many African-American voters, embracing Hillary is an age thing

Why haven't supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement embraced Hillary Clinton as readily as black voters in the '90s embraced her husband, Bill Clinton? Circa went out to the streets of Philly to find out.

The big question: Whether younger Black Lives Matters activists and supporters are more skeptical of Clinton than older black voters.

It quickly became clear that a black voter's age impacts that voter's views of Clinton.

"A lot of older folks feel like Hillary is really good because of her husband," says 21-year-old Hannah Carraels. "So you know, they support her for that reason -- and I feel like a lot of my younger friends feel like she is just saying what she has to say to get the younger generations' vote."

 Eljeer Hawkins, 42, agrees, saying, "I think its generational. I think an older generation  is more open to listen to what I consider to be the black mis-leadership class.

"I think the younger generation that are a part of BLM are... abstaining from politics in some ways," Hawkins says.

"We just need everyone to know that not everyone is like the typical stereotypes," 20-year-old Dasia Willis told Circa.

Baby boomer Friar Steve had another perspective.

"The black community needs leadership from within. It needs millennials to step up and say, 'I'm going to be a senator, I'm going to be a congressman, I'm going to be a school district manager,' and to take charge of the system," he said.

Jeremiah Batista, 18, is supporting Clinton.

"That's just the best option at the moment."

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For more news of the day, check out our 60 Second Circa for Thursday PM, July 28, 2016.

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