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Warren: Dividing People By Race Keeps ‘Powerful On Top’

In remarks released by the Democratic National Committee prior to Monday night’s speeches, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is preparing to argue that “racial hatred” keeps “the powerful on top.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren turns up her nose (Photo: JONATHAN ERNST/ REUTERS)   Senator Elizabeth Warren turns up her nose (Photo: JONATHAN ERNST/ REUTERS)   

In her speech from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Warren is expected to say, “Divide and Conquer is an old story in America. Dr. Martin Luther King knew it. After his march from Selma to Montgomery, he spoke of how segregation was created to keep people divided. Instead of higher wages for workers, Dr. King described how poor whites in the South were fed Jim Crow, which told a poor white worker that, quote, ‘no matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man.'”

“Racial hatred was part of keeping the powerful on top.”

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