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Hillary Clinton Addresses Race Issues in Harlem

She is expected to cover topics such as mass incarceration, poverty, unemployment and voting rights.

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    Hillary Clinton is trying to secure a win in the South Carolina primary by coming to New York. The idea? To get the Reverend Al Sharpton to throw his support behind her. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016)

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said "America's struggle with racism is far from behind us" as she outlined a $2 billion plan to combat racial inequity Tuesday in Harlem.

    The candidate said the money would go toward education and health care for black children during a speech at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. She also called for reform to the nation's criminal justice system.

    "Our country can only live up to its potential if every person has a chance,” she said.

    The speech Tuesday followed a meeting with black leaders at the National Urban League. Clinton talked with several civil rights leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and Marc H. Morial of the National Urban League. 

    She also had a fundraiser with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ahead of the address. The governor joined Mayor de Blasio to stand on stage with the former secretary of state in a rare shared appearance between the the two.

    Sharpton is a talk show host on MSNBC, which is owned by NBCUniversal, the parent company of this site. 

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