Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Now close your eyes, and imagine the little girl was white...

The title is a dialogue from A Time to Kill, a 90's movies with Matthew McConaughey. If you saw that movie, McConaughey's character delivers this closing for a black man's trial, who had beaten up a couple of whiteboys who raped his little girl.

I was reminded of that, reading this is op ed piece by Gloria Steinem for the New York Times


THE woman in question became a lawyer after some years as a community organizer, married a corporate lawyer and is the mother of two little girls, ages 9 and 6. Herself the daughter of a white American mother and a black African father — in this race-conscious country, she is considered black — she served as a state legislator for eight years, and became an inspirational voice for national unity.

Be honest: Do you think this is the biography of someone who could be elected to the United States Senate? After less than one term there, do you believe she could be a viable candidate to head the most powerful nation on earth?

Well holy catfish, that's Obama she's talking 'bout. People have griped about his lack of experience, but nearly as much as they have griped about Hilary's bitchiness or her willingness to rely on Bill, or to play the gender card, etc etc...

Steinem may be confusing correlation with causality, but she may have a point here....

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