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White DNC chair candidate: My job will be to 'shut other white people down

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Sally Boynton Brown, the chairwoman of the Idaho Democratic Party and candidate for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee, said Monday that if she is selected to be the next DNC chairperson, then part of her job will be to "shut down" white people.

Brown, who is herself white, made her comments at the DNC chair candidate forum, which was hosted by MSNBC's Joy Reid at Georgetown University.

During a three-minute pitch for her candidacy, Brown began by saying that DNC leaders have failed to acknowledge and fix "prejudices" that exist in the DNC against black people.

"Black lives matter and it makes me sad that we’re even having that conversation, and that tells me that white leaders in our party have failed," she said.

That's when Brown launched into an anti-white person tirade about prejudice and privilege:

"My job is to listen and be a voice," Brown said, to cheers and applause. "My job is to shut other white people down when they want to interrupt. My job is to shut other white people down when they say, 'Oh, no, I’m not prejudiced; I’m a Democrat; I’m accepting. My job is to make sure [white people] 'get' that they have privilege."

The only way America will no longer be racist or prejudiced against black people, Brown went on to explain, is if white people "shut [their] mouths."

"Until we shut our mouths and we listen to those people who don’t and lift our people up so that we all have equity in this country, so that we’re all fighting alongside each other, so that we are all on the same page and we clearly get where we’re going, we’re not going to break through this," Brown explained.

In addition to Brown, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, former Fox News contributor Jehmu Green, New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman Ray Buckley, South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jamie Harrison, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez are running for DNC chair.

And while Politico notes that the candidates didn't agree on much, they did agree on at least two things: That racism is still very much an issue in America and that white people are to blame for it and the fact that the incoming DNC chairperson should refuse to work with President Donald Trump.

Donna Brazile currently serves as the interim chair of the DNC. She assumed the position last summer after Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) resigned when WikiLeaks published emails suggesting that top party officials colluded to stifle Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during last year's Democratic primaries.

Watch Brown's comments below:

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