Hillary Clinton has finally muttered those three special words that make Black women's hearts flutter: Black girl magic.
The Democratic presidential nominee gave a dynamic speech at the Black Women's Agenda Symposium Workshop in Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 16. The organization, which is committed to protecting and advancing the rights of Black women, hosted Clinton.
She used her 20-minute speech to specifically pitch her candidacy to Black women.
The former secretary of state achieved that by being relatable.
After battling pneumonia, Clinton vigorously hit the campaign trail again. In her speech, she said Black women, in particular, can relate to this self-sacrificial behavior.
"You, your daughters, your granddaughters leave the house every morning, put on that game face that we all practice, and enter a society that consistently challenges your worth ― with the images you see, the lower pay that so many take home; that try to silence your voices and break your spirits," she said. "That you remain fierce in the face of the challenges."
While shouting out Black women's resiliency, Clinton then dropped the words the line of all lines.
"While your stories are often missing from the history books, make no mistake — you are the change makers, the path breakers and the ground shakers. And you are proof that, yes indeed, Black girl magic is real."
She brought this conversation full-circle in Friday's speech by proposing multiple policy ideas, including universal pre-K and a criminal justice system that "actually delivers justice, and a future where everyone has respect for the law and is respected by the law." Clinton also promised to protect civil rights for people of color as well LGBTQ Americans.
Judith Browne Dianis, executive director of Advancement Project, told Rewire that Clinton's proposals speak to the needs of Black women.
"They are important because they're the things people will turn out in November to address. Black women care about their families," Dianis said. "Black women care about their children. They care about criminal justice issues. We are the holders of our families and our communities, and so she definitely hit on many of those issues that are deeply concerning to Black women."
Hillary Clinton is 50 days away from potentially being America's first female president, and she'll definitely need Black women to achieve that feat.
As The Washington Post reported, Black women were the biggest voting block in the 2008 and 2012 elections. She cannot be president without Black women, so now's as good a time as any to declare their magic.
Watch Hillary Clinton's full Black Women's Symposium speech below:
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