“That’s why I talk about breaking down all the barriers,” the former secretary of state added. “We have economic barriers, to be sure. But we have very entrenched barriers of discrimination.”

Clinton offered her take on “some things we have to do” to counter racism in the U.S.

“Number one, we have to talk about it more. And as a white person, I have to talk about it more,” she said. “And say that we are not a post-racial society. We still struggle with racism and it is not only wrong, but it is holding us back. Because for every young woman like yourself … who is held back that not only hurts you, it hurts us.”

Clinton added, “We have to use the bully pulpit, which I intend to use, to speak out about systemic racism every chance I get.”