In an e-mail exchange leaked by Wikileaks, DNC official Frank White Jr. e-mailed Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta about Clinton’s struggles with the black vote. White said the following:
“The black is obvious super critical. Im hearing the same complaint in political circles that i continue to hear while fundraising. “The campaign doesn[‘]t value black folks and takes us for granted”. Can I make a suggestion? A black campaign vice chair or Sr advisor would go a long way during the primary and send the message that, Hillary puts her actions where her mouth is, and actually does appreciate the black vote.