Diversity & Democrats

May 21, 2008 at 9:56 pm 3 comments

All in all – we do have 2 viable presidential candidates to illustrate that diversity is by and large accepted by the great majority of Democrats.  Turnout at elections has been record-setting.  So for the largest percentile, the Democratic voters appear to accept diversity.  The race for the highest office in the country is no longer limited only to white men.  Eventually, the conservatives will be dragged along with us – as they were with suffrage and desegregation. 


 In this discussion, the question is: Should Hillary discourage the votes of racists? 

In Kentucky, 21% felt that race was an issue in selecting a president.  Of those, 9 out of 10 supported Clinton. 

As we know, Hillary Clinton speaks out against misogamy affecting votes – but when the vote goes to over to West Virginia and Kentucky, does it seem she’s quiet about how votes are affected by skin color?  If you’re against prejudice based on reproductive organs, aren’t you also against prejudice based on melanin? 

It works the same with race as it does with gender, but Obama isn’t out there complaining.  He loses some votes because of his skin and he gains some votes because of his skin.  But you haven’t heard him saying “Oh, woe is me”.

Should she realistically go out and reject voters – of course not.  

 1 – Hillary complains too much.  The media loves to slice up voters every which way they can.  But I haven’t heard about all these voters who are voting for Obama becuase “he is not female”.  We have heard of votes going to Hillary becuase she’s not black.  Yet, who is the only candidate complaining.  Nothing is ever “fair enough” for Hillary. 

 2 – It’s hypocritical to only address the form of prejudice that negatively affects you while reaping the benefits of prejudice when it benefits you.  Hypocrisy in politicians is tiring, and it doesn’t help the Clinton campaign. Misogamy goes both ways.  Several women’s group are outraged that women could possibly support a male candidate over a female candidate.  Several groups refer to a woman supporting Barack as “betrayal”.  If we’re denouncing people for making judgements based on gender, either denounce both sides, Hillary…or don’t denounce either side. 



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Fr. J.  |  May 21, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    All in all, white Clinton voters will not vote for the black candidate, Obama. What does that say?

  • 2. creeping  |  May 22, 2008 at 2:19 am

    obama has 90% of the black vote…that is about as racist as you can get but the media quietly ignores that fact…

  • 3. Aneurysm  |  June 19, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Aneurysm!!


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