Day 20 – My journey to find reasons to vote for Hillary rather than just against Trump.
As a 24-year-old law student Hillary worked undercover in Alabama to determine whether schools were abiding by the 1969 Supreme Court decision to integrate (they were not).
Apparently, this was a seminal moment in her awareness of the realities of racism and her activism. To that point, she was not a person of action or personal bravery (she was also young), but took a more cerebral, legislative approach. Since the segregation was against the law, it’s reported this experience opened her eyes to the limitations of legislation, i.e., just because it’s the law, doesn’t make it happen.
I do appreciate her willingness to challenge her thinking and push herself out of her comfort zone to find the truth.