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An Open Letter to Certain White Women Who Are Threatening to Withhold Support from Obama in November
By TIM WISE
This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama in November. You know who you are. (paragraph 1)
First, for those of you threatening to actually vote for John McCain and to oppose Senator Obama, or to stay home in November and thereby increase the likelihood of McCain winning and Obama losing (despite the fact that the latter’s policy platform is virtually identical to Clinton’s while the former’s clearly is not), all the while claiming to be standing up for women… (paragraph 5)
For those threatening to vote for John McCain or to stay home and increase the odds of his winning (despite the fact that he once called his wife the c-word in public and is a staunch opponent of reproductive freedom and gender equity initiatives, such as comparable worth legislation), all the while claiming to be standing up for women…(paragraph 6)
For those threatening to vote for John McCain or to stay home and help ensure Barack Obama’s defeat, as a way to protest what you call Obama’s sexism (examples of which you seem to have difficulty coming up with), all the while claiming to be standing up for women…(paragraph 7)
Your whiteness is showing.
folks have a bad habit of wanting to shoot the messenger for the message skedaddle on over to Tim Wise’s place and argue all night with him, because these are just excerpts there’s more.
Tim Wise is the author of: White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (Soft Skull Press, 2005), and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White (Routledge: 2005). He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself this is funny stuff, man…
Thank you Miss Jasmyne Cannick!
And, while we’re at it — Congratulations is very much in order.
The July edition of Ebony hits the stands on June 9th. Serena Williams is on the cover and Jasmyne Cannick wrote the story – kudos girl!
Here’s what Jasmyne shared on her blog:
I wrote the cover story for Ebony Magazine’s July 2008 edition! Holla! But for real though, I am so happy that it’s finally hitting stands. We work months ahead in magazine publishing. I interviewed Serena in April here in California in Malibu and kept the news to myself until it was time for the magazine to hit stands. As many of you know, Serena is one of my role models. Her persistence and perseverance in an industry that’s not particularly welcoming of Black women is inspiring.
So you can skedaddle on over there and take a look at Serena on the cover (nice) and read what else Jasmyne had to say.
Seeing is believing!
It’s been said that Hillary will officially congratulate Senator Obama and concede either on Friday or Saturday? I keep hearing two different reports, basically depending on which lying major news outlet and what idiot is trying to get a good laugh rather than simply reporting the news.
I think it’s funnier than hell that Bob Johnson BET Founder is campaigning to get Hillary the Vice Presidency. The horrible things he said about Senator Obama. Johnson is even calling on the Congressional Black Caucus to pressure the senator.
Hellary’s speech and her actions on the night Senator Obama clinched the democratic nomination – well it said a lot and it certainly isn’t the way to go about securing the position of Vice President.
What ashame Hillary after all this time still hasn’t learned “Old Politics is Out – It Died.”
I can’t hold this thought or comment any longer….
Everywhere I turn, nearly every blog that I am reading and every major news outlet, which I can’t even figure out why I keep tuning into — is saying, that white women are no longer supporting Senator Obama.
Therefore, (my words)
“He doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of winning the fight against McCain the Republican?”
Okay, I’ll give you the Senator’s numbers has declined within this segment of Voters…..
However — Hillary Clinton’s figures and show of support from the women in the African American Black community has sunk to an all time low. Her support has slowly but rapidly disintegrated – Poof it’s gone – Vanished into thin air!
And, maybe just maybe the lack of support from this population of people – called Black women – has caused her to what ?? consider do I want or will I accept the lesser of rank called ‘Vice President’.
Is it possibly that this slip or rather loss is the very reason, that she must consider this?
Why is everyone running around here acting like the ‘non-support of white women’ is more important than having the support and votes of African American women?
What I’m hearing is this — their vote is more important than… you guessed it — mines or my sisters women of color – black brown pink purple rainbow whatever you want to call it – Negro or Colored.
Geesh, it’s enough to make a person wanna spit…
Let’s Review Some of the Headlines & Titles:
- Boomer White Women Dropping Support for Obama
- White Women Cold Towards Obama
- Obama’s Stock Drops Among White Women
- Obama Leads Clinton, But Trails With White Women
- Obama’s Weatlthy And Privileged Women Supporters: More Than Just A Generation Gap!
- Obama needs Clinton’s white women voters to win in November
- Obama needs support of white women voters
Now This is my Food for Thought as I summarize within my head…
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has the show of support and votes from the White Women – yet she’s losing.
Senator Barack *Hussein* Obama has the show of support and votes from the Afrikkkan American Black Women – and he is winning, by all right he is our Democratic Presidential Nominee for 2008.
I feel everyone’s vote is important! And this is the point that I only wish to make. No citizens vote in America should be considered or spoken of as ‘secondary’ or ‘less’.
Hussein, the Senator’s middle name was stated in order to symbolize with honor and respect, that which any people should have in reference as to who they are – it’s their birthright. It is so past the time for every nationality & race of people to allow America to continue to dictate what is appropriate in their culture. Whether it is a name, their language/dialect/diction or their culture’s garb dress faith or religion. It’s time to quit giving mainstream America all that power — your power!
Is it stupidity arrogance or a little bit of both?
Fox News Analyst Liz Trotta speaks on the doom of Hillary Clinton based on the remarks she made about the late President Kennedy’s assassination and the time line. Clinton’s statement has been under fire — “Is she saying or calling for the assassination or hopes for Senator Barack Obama’s demise?”
What’s so amazing is that Trotta spoke of Hillary’s race baiting, pandering, outright lies and that she’s now proving not to be the smartest woman in the world, but in the same breadth — Listen To Trotta.
“and now we have what … uh…some are reading as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama …uh..um..Obama [after being prompted by the FNC anchor]….well both if we could [laughing]”
Okay, Liz Trotta is going to have to share the “Stupid Award” with Hillary – how much dumber can you get?
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Barack Obama addressed an estimated 75,000 people in Portland, Ore., while Hillary Rodham Clinton’s events have had a simple feel.