Politics

I’m Sorry to Say Race Still Matters

For everyone out there that thinks it’s easier for an African-American to get elected than a woman; for all those who think Barack Obama is evidence we’ve reached some post-racial state of nirvana; and for those of you who still believe Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton were not subtly injecting race in this election, I strongly suggest you read this article in the WaPo today.

Key line:

While about half of whites regardless of education level said the
nation is "definitely" ready for a woman president, just a third of
whites without college degrees were that sure the country is prepared
for a black president and they were almost twice as likely as college
educated whites to say the nation is not ready for an African American
chief executive.

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