Check this article out.
CNN received dozens of e-mails shortly after
posting the story, which focuses largely on
conversations about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
that a CNN reporter observed at a hair salon in South
Carolina whose customers are predominantly
The story states: "For these women, a unique, and
most unexpected dilemma, presents itself: Should they
vote their race, or should they vote their gender?"
An e-mailer named Tiffany responded sarcastically:
"Duh, I'm a black woman and here I am at the voting
booth. Duh, since I'm illiterate I'll pull down the
lever for someone. Hm... Well, he black so I may vote
for him... oh wait she a woman I may vote for her... What
Ise gon' do? Oh lordy!"
I too am insulted at the idea that just because I am a
person of color and a woman that I should be expected
to automatically vote for Obama or Hillary. Why are
white men allowed to look at the issues and judge for themselves and the rest of us are expected to take sides grade school style? That is racist and sexist and dumb. That is like if all the stupid people voted for Huckabee (please God let this not happen).
Still, I believe Obama and Hillary are the best
candidates. I just think overall there are too many
people running. It is like a reality show. It's like
America's Next Top President. Why don't we just let
Tyra decide? But then again she'd run into the same
problem as Oprah. I hate that people are saying that
Oprah is some kind of gender traitor because she is
backing Obama. Don't even talk about Oprah unless you
want to fight. I got a brick in my purse so watch it
(remember, ladies -- something heavy inside something
light = weapon). I think it is wonderful that Oprah is
getting involved in politics. It is brave and exciting
and gives me lots of hope for the future.
I think that is what I love about Obama -- he
represents hope. I would not be voting for him just
because I am a person of color. Race has so little to
do with it! He is all about change -- a new beginning.
His youthful optimism appeals to me and his hope for
the future enthralls me and these issues transcend
race completely. I would be voting for Hillary because
she has already been president for eight years and did an
awesome job. So my choice really for the next
president is going to be very well thought out; I am
between Barack and a familiar face.
Guess what America! People of color and women think!
Just like white men! For reals!!!