Aderinola Fasipe in response to Josh Lehrer’s “Hillary Clinton: an agent of progress?”

To the editor,

Despite how even the best-intentioned media have portrayed it, voting rights aren’t the only issues that minorities face. Few of the most important issues in today’s society that minorities face are those of police brutality and mass incarceration. Hillary Clinton supported her husband’s Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, which spent $30 billion on prisons. But the only way prisons could get this money was if states would scale back early paroles and adopt sentencing policies that required that inmates serve more time in prison.

If facts like this make people dislike Hillary or feel that she isn’t in their corner, it’s not outrageous. You say that Hillary isn’t for mass incarceration, but she was at one point in time. She even said that “we need more and tougher prison sentences,” and she still receives large campaign donations from private prisons. People, especially minorities, have the right to be wary of her, especially as she wants to become the leader of this country.

Aderinola Fasipe