Hat tip: BotW.
Recent polls show black women are expected to make up more than a third of all Democratic voters in South Carolina's primary in five days.
For these women, a unique, and most unexpected dilemma, presents itself: Should they vote their race, or should they vote their gender?
No other voting bloc in the country faces this choice.
Democratic analyst Jehmu Greene says, "We've all wanted the day to come where there was a black person in the White House, where there was going to be a woman in the White House. I don't think we imagined it would be having to decide one or the other."
Greene says women, including herself, face pressure to vote their race. In the African-American community, there is a perception that race trumps gender, she says.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Democrats urged to "vote their race"