On Sunday morning, Hillary Clinton addressed a black congregation in Charlotte, North Carolina, speaking out about the fact that her grandchildren would never face the same dangers and problems as black grandchildren.
“I am a grandmother and like every grandmother, I worry about the safety and security of my grandchildren. But my worries are not the same as black grandmothers, who have different and deeper fears about the world that their grandchildren face,” Clinton said.
She specifically spoke about having seen 9-year-old Zianna Oliphant crying as she spoke to the Charlotte City Council about police killings, saying she “wouldn’t be able to stand it” if her own grandchildren had been the ones crying in front of a city council.
“Can you imagine? Nine years old — she should be thinking about happy adventures, dreaming about all the wonderful things that her future holds for her,” Clinton said. “Instead, she is talking about graveyards.”
During the event, little Zianna was invited up to stand with Clinton, and she was positively beaming when the two of them shared a hug.
While Clinton did not mention her opponent, Donald Trump, by name during the event, she did speak out against his calls for “law and order” in the face of police brutality.