#GirlIGuessImWithHer Captures How Bernie Sanders Supporters Feel About Hillary Clinton
Last night, Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman to secure enough delegates to become the presumptive nominee of a major political party — a historic feat widely celebrated by those that have long awaited the day when a woman would emerge as a serious contender for the White House.
But many young people — particularly young people of color — don't feel as strongly about Clinton solidifying her status as the party's frontrunner. In fact, they're pretty lukewarm about it.
Popular Twitter account @MADBLACKTHOT captured the collective eyeroll from Bernie Sanders supporters who feel obligated to vote for Clinton next fall with the hashtag #GirlIGuessImWithHer, which went viral soon after it was posted early Wednesday morning.
The accompanying hashtag on the original @MADBLACKTHOT tweet, #WhatElseIsThereToDo, perhaps even more aptly sums up the fact that some young voters feel tepid on Clinton, and only plan on voting for her as an alternative to presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Maybe it's the fact that Clinton famously referred to young black Americans as "super-predators" in 1991, which Cornel West recently called the "...most demeaning, degrading language to our precious young folk."
Or maybe it's the fact that her husband, Bill Clinton, gets kind of testy when Black Lives Matter protestors challenge him for his 1994 crime bill that disproportionately targeted and incarcerated black Americans.
But either way, the Democratic party has been far from unanimously in favor of a Clinton presidency.