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 African-American.
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 the best candidates. I just think overall there are too many people running. It is like a reality show. Itâ€™s like “Americaâ€™s Next Top President.” Why donâ€™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. Donâ€™t even talk about Oprah unless you want to fight. I got a brick in my purse so watch it (remember ladies â€“ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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 8 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!!!