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One That Hillary Will Always Be Able to Pull Off
One That Hillary Will Always Be Able to Pull Off
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Red Is Not Only the Organization's Color, but Also a Power Woman Color
Red Is Not Only the Organization's Color, but Also a Power Woman Color
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She Wore a Multicolored Button-Down Underneath
She Wore a Multicolored Button-Down Underneath
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Hillary Clinton Wore a Red Pantsuit to the Girls Inc. Luncheon
Hillary Clinton Wore a Red Pantsuit to the Girls Inc. Luncheon
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Yvette Clarke
Yvette Clarke
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Yvette Clarke currently represents New York's ninth district. A Democrat, 52-year-old Clarke assumed office in 2013 and previously represented New York's 11th district for several years.

Clarke attended Oberlin College, but she did not complete her undergraduate degree and instead ran for New York City Council in 2001. Interestingly, she was elected to her mother's council seat, which she had held for over a decade. Clarke's victory made her the first daughter to succeed her mother in city council history.

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
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Category: Best spoken word album, It Takes a Village, 1997

Hillary Clinton Arrived in Washington DC in a White Pantsuit Set
Hillary Clinton Arrived in Washington  DC in a White Pantsuit Set
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Hillary Gave a Wave During the Inauguration Ceremony
Hillary Gave a Wave During the Inauguration Ceremony
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Today, She Again Chose the Powerful Color to Wear
Today, She Again Chose the Powerful Color to Wear
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Bill Clinton Was by Her Side
Bill Clinton Was by Her Side
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The Last Time She Sported White Was at the DNC
The Last Time She Sported White Was at the DNC
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She also wore Ralph Lauren then.

November 2016
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Pharrell campaigned for Hillary Clinton . . . even though he kinda stuck his foot in his mouth by calling her dishonest while doing it.

"It makes me angry when people say she can't lead our country because she's a woman," he said at a fundraiser that month. "How dare anyone question a woman's ability. Every person on this planet was brought into this world by a woman. Has she been dishonest about things? Sure. Have you? She don't lie no more than any other politician does."

2016 Election
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Although the 2016 election was filled with many jaw-dropping moments and stunned much of the country with Donald Trump's victory, it'll also go down in history for giving us the first female presidential nominee of a major party.

"Muslims are a danger to the US."
"Muslims are a danger to the US."
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How to respond: Trump's war against Muslims is rooted in fear of the "other," not in the truth. In fact, Muslims only make up around one percent of the US population, do not support ISIS or their violent methods, and have brought more Muslim-American terrorism suspects to the attention of law enforcement since 9/11 than the US government's own efforts.

Unfortunately, perceptions about Muslim-Americans often do not reflect this reality — as is painfully evident by Trump's critiques of slain US Army Captain Humayun Khan's Gold Star parents; in Trump's eyes (and those of many other fearful Americans), the threat of religious and cultural "otherness" overrides the significance of serving (and giving your life for) our country.

This approach mimics Trump's campaign against other marginalized groups — just as he exploited middle America's frustrations with Mexican immigrants, he exploited America's fear of ISIS and terrorism to condemn innocent individuals coming to our country for freedom. Under his presidency, he'll likely find even more ways to take vulnerable groups seeking opportunity in the US and manipulate the American people into seeing them as the enemy.

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"Why should people get to come into the US for free when my friends had to jump through hoops to legally bring their wives?"
"Why should people get to come into the US for free when my friends had to jump through hoops to legally bring their wives?"
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(OK, this is a real one I overheard while at the airport recently, but simplified it's: "It's not fair that illegal immigrants get rewarded for doing it the wrong way.")

How to respond: This comment is largely based on misconceptions about the paths of legal immigration and the plight of the immigrants who choose to try to get in illegally. Many people are not immigrating illegally because they want to break the law — they are doing so because they truly believe it is their only option.

This is true for a variety of reasons. First, there are only three main routes for migrating legally to the US: employment, family reunification, or humanitarian protection. Each of these routes is subject to limits, caps, strict guidelines, and burdens of proof, and — perhaps most dangerous for those seeking safety — long waits. Thus, even if you are eligible for legal immigration (which many people are not), the red tape makes the chances of getting in legally extremely low.

Additionally, many are running from oppressive governments or dangerous gangs and violence, all of which incite a sense of urgency that the current legal immigration systems cannot accommodate. Beyond these forces, the US itself has played a role in the circumstances that encourage illegal immigration, according to the Huffington Post, "by overthrowing democratically elected governments" and "pushing trade policies that undermine Latin American industries."

Undocumented immigrants are also risking their lives — between 1998 and 2014, there have been more than 6,000 deaths amongst people trying to cross the southwest border into the US in a desperate attempt to secure a brighter future. It's also important to note that those who do make it into America alive do not enjoy the same benefits of legal immigrants; instead, those who immigrate illegally face low-paying jobs, manual labor, no government benefits, and significant discrimination — all without any promise of future payoff.

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"She's being a sore loser by supporting a recount."
"She's being a sore loser by supporting a recount."
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How to respond: Though Clinton's campaign has now agreed to assist with Jill Stein's recount efforts, they have made it clear that Clinton is not responsible for or even very hopeful about them.

Clinton's campaign was reportedly reluctant to pursue this option, and did not join efforts even after leading computer scientists and voters around the country urged the Clinton campaign to call for a recount. It was only after Stein filed for a recount in Wisconsin that the Clinton campaign finally spoke up — and though they've confirmed that they will assist with and support recount efforts, they have also made it clear that they did not want, push for, or seek out a recount.

Additionally, Clinton counsel Marc Elias wrote that her camp does not believe there is "evidence of manipulation of results," but is participating because of the "obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton."

"But the emails."
"But the emails."
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How to respond: Yes, Clinton messed up by using a private email server. However, she has been cleared not once, but twice by the FBI — despite what seems to be director James Comey's own apparent political investment in the matter. To call Clinton a criminal because of charges relating to an email server mix-up that have never even been filed while supporting a candidate who recently settled a $25 lawsuit for duping millions of vulnerable Americans, still hasn't released his tax returns, and was set to go on trial for raping a 13-year-old girl is, simply, supporting a narrative that speaks to pre-established prejudices and beliefs.

There's yet another layer of hypocrisy in this debate — while Trump has labeled Clinton "corrupt" and condemned her for the email server scandal, he is reportedly considering resigned CIA Director David Petraeus for the position of secretary of state. In 2015, Petraeus pled guilty to charges of sharing confidential information with his lover and biographer. He is currently on probation for these crimes.

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"People don't hate Hillary Clinton because she's a woman, they hate her for all those other reasons."
"People don't hate Hillary Clinton because she's a woman, they hate her for all those other reasons."
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How to respond: Just because all Trump voters didn't actively think, "I'm going to vote for the man because I hate women" (though some likely did), it doesn't mean that the perception of Clinton wasn't significantly affected by her gender. As Newsweek noted after the election"men and women really did choose a presidential candidate this year based on their attitudes about what was acceptable behavior towards women." Indeed, the election saw a measured correlation between hostile attitudes toward women and support for Trump.

Clinton was a prime example of the issues recounted in Sheryl Sandberg's seminal Lean In, where she explores the ways in which women are expected to be warm, friendly, and charismatic — and are penalized and criticized when they're not.

While strong traits in males are generally considered favorable for a leader, strong women are often characterized as "b*tchy" (a favorite of Trump supporters) or "cold" — thus, if you dislike Clinton because she's cold, b*tchy, annoying, or flat-out unlikeable, it's important to reexamine the root of this characterization.

"Mike Pence will actually be running the show."
"Mike Pence will actually be running the show."
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How to respond: Many believe that, due to Trump's inexperience and disinterest in matters such as security briefings, Vice President Mike Pence may be the one running the show. Though some feel assured by Pence's political experience, having the VP-elect take the reigns could be even more dangerous than Trump himself — though less bombastic and overly offensive on a day-to-day basis, Pence has painfully backwards views on social issues.

Former Indiana governor Pence is an Evangelical Christian with a long history of anti-LGBTQ policies, like advocating for "pray the gay away" conversion therapy, and pro-religious freedom legislation. He has also supported the Tea Party movement and antiabortion laws like requiring women to have a burial or cremation service for their fetus after getting an abortion or miscarrying.

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