Originally posted by obamafan14
You know why because yes i do like Obama because he is black.
I think that's something that's going to be hard for people to understand. I have tried to explain it before - but it falls on deaf ears. Of course.
But I'll explain my take on it again, here.
Being a woman, I have hit the "glass ceiling" in the workplace. I have worked twice as hard as the men in my group for 2/3 of the pay. I have been
condescended to, heard "little-lady" and been asked if it's "that time of the month" because I disagreed with a man in my job. I know what it's
like to be in a company which has an overall mindset that women are just a bit "lesser" than men, no matter what "front" they put on the
SO... if a woman were to become CEO of that company, I would be THRILLED! Not because of her specific sex organs, but because she might treat men and
women more equally in the workplace and maybe even put a few processes in place that equalized salary and influence between the women and men of the
company... women's needs might be given more consideration than they had in the past... There may be more equality.
If I had felt the same discrimination in all of life
as I did in the workplace and a woman was running for president, I might vote for her.
Especially if I agreed with her politics. And not JUST because of her genitalia, but because being a woman, she might have my interests at heart.
what I think people are afraid of. Barack Obama might have the interests of black people as an agenda and that scares some people
TO DEATH. He might be interested in putting some policies in place to help black people to be treated more equally in this country.
My belief is that there is probably an amount of people greater than zero who will vote for Obama simply because of his skin pigment. But the vast
majority of his voters, especially the black voters, will vote for him because he represents the possibility of more equality between the races.
And there is probably an amount of people greater than zero who will vote against
Obama simply because of his skin pigment. But the vast
majority of his critics, especially the white critics, will vote against him because he represents the possibility of more equality between the races.
And they don't want that. Because they're afraid of what it might take away from them.