Obama vs Clinton: Whose History Is It?
My wife and I went to cast our primary votes today and had a conversation along the way about Obama and Clinton. She wanted to know which candidate America was more ready to endorse as President: a white woman or a black male. It’s an interesting question. Some say “both” as if it’s not even a question, but if you believe that I have a pay-pal account set up if you’d like to buy the Brooklyn Bridge from me (cheap, too).
I think that the answer to this question (one way or the other) says a lot about the sorts of barriers that we still have to overcome in this country, but it also says something more interesting about how those different historical battles (rights and equality of women and blacks with white males) stack up alongside one another at this particular time in history.
What do you think? For the record: both of us thought the country was far more ready for a black male to be president than a white woman.