Hillary Clinton spoke about "white privilege" in the wake of a young African-American woman's death in police custody while on the campaign trail in South Carolina Thursday.

Clinton was slated to make a speech on economic progress, but instead focused on "undeniable racial disparities" such as how "open-minded" white people still get nervous about "a black man in a hoodie," among other racial injustices in America.

"This is not just a slogan," Clinton said of Black Lives Matter, "this should be a guiding principle."

In addition to Sandra Bland, Clinton mentioned shooting victims Walter Scott and Tamir Rice by name, something that Black Lives Matter activists have been looking for amongst the 2016 candidates. Last weekend at Neetroots Nations in Arizona, fellow 2016 Democrats Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley faced dozens of Black Lives Matters protestors interrupting their speeches. O'Malley's response that "all lives matter," received pushback, and since then, there has been much call for a proper response among 2016 candidates.

Although Clinton did not attend the conference in Arizona, she used her trip to South Carolina, a state with many African American voters, to conduct outreach and speak on these topics. Clinton lost the 2008 Democratic primary to President Obama because she failed to do well enough among black voters.

"The challenge of systemic racism is far from finished. Every day you see schools and neighborhoods that are segregated," Clinton said, pointing out disparities in education, housing access, infant mortality rates and a "far from balanced" criminal justice system.

Clinton talked about how "nothing will bring back" those killed as a result of racism, but we need to work to improve conditions in this country for African Americans. She pointed out disparities in housing access, education and in the criminal justice system, especially in terms of high incarceration rates. Clinton went on to explain that while fixing the economy will help African Americans, it would not fix racism.

"Anyone who says we don't have to make any more progress is blind to what we need to do to deal with race and justice questions," Clinton said. "I also believe that economic inequality is a symptom of racism, it is not the only reason for racism. Racism is much deeper."