Hillary Clinton moved a key campaign event in Georgia from an open to a more closed locale on Friday, perhaps in response to a showdown she had over calling black youth "superpredators," says the Atlanta Constitution Journal:
The reason why it’s moving is less clear. Could it be because of what happened earlier Thursday in South Carolina? At a fund-raiser in Charleston, a protester called on Clinton to explain, why she once “called black youth ‘superpredators,'” just two days before Saturday’s Palmetto State primary and less than a week before Georgia’s March 1 primary.
It was a reference to a speech Clinton, then first lady, gave in 1996, of a crime bill passed two years earlier. At the time, Clinton said, according to The Washington Post:
“They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘superpredators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”
Clinton tried to walk back her comments at her fundraiser but could pay the price politically when voters in South Carolina vote on Saturday followed by a number of southern states taking part in Super Tuesday. Clinton's campaign had been relying on gaining a large number of votes from minority voters, a plan that may now be in jeopardy.