I’m Black and a Woman: Let Me Know When You Decide Which Knee I’m Supposed to Jerk, OK?

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It’s just strange to watch some of the nation’s pioneering elected black leaders – civil rights heroes who raised our self-awareness, our political power and who helped define our self-determination – withholding their support for the most legitimate black presidential candidate in the nation’s history.

So, blacks are supposed to vote for any “legitimate” black presidential candidate, all other considerations aside. Also, I’m to believe that the undeniable misogyny Clinton has faced amounts to a left-wingpsychological gang bang“. Ted Kennedy’s endorsement of Obama is:

“…the greatest betrayal! We are repaid with his abandonment! He’s picked the new guy over us. He’s joined the list of progressive white men who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton (they will of course say they support a woman president, just not “this” one). ‘They’ are Howard Dean and Jim Dean (Yup! That’s Howard’s brother) who run DFA (that’s the group and list from the Dean campaign that we women helped start and grow). They are Alternet, Progressive Democrats of America, democrats.com, Kucinich lovers and all the other groups that take women’s money, say they’ll do feminist and women’s rights issues one of these days, and conveniently forget to mention women and children when they talk about poverty or human needs or America’s future or whatever.

Negroes, sisters: if you can’t think in more than one dimension, speak for your own damn selves! Especially if you’re going to be hysterical. No wonder young blacks support Obama and young (ignorant, ungrateful) women think feminism is passe.

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