So, I read this article that was originally an interview on democracy now! with amy goodman or whatever, it was a debate between gloria steinem and melissa harris who is a professor at princeton. Gloria got her ass kicked, but it is really ridiculous to see how people are touting the "my group is more oppressed" card or what not, and black women are really getting the brunt of it. clinton's campaign is saying, hey, you with us sister? and obama's campaign is saying, hey, you with us sister? and it's a little much. Personally, i think most of my everyday problems are because of my race, not really my gender, but it seems like alot of people are forgetting that those lines intersect in the most intense ways. you can't seperate my race from my gender. I'm very much a black woman, not either or.
So, my question is (especially to other black women),
do you feel like you are understood(i.e. your "issues" in every day life) by either clinton's campaign or obama's?
are your issues more because of your gender or your race?
and to women, do you think that clinton can infact say her 'experience' started as a first lady of arkansas, when really she was just an extension of her husband?
here's the article by the way. it's fascinating if you just skip over all of goodman's interrupting remarks.http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/1...ntial_politics
tell me what you think this election is going to unearth in people! is it worse to be racist or sexist?