Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

See? I was right.

Filed under: US politics — alison @ 07:34

First off: Congratulations to the US!

Second: Twenty-five years or so ago, in an argument with my father about feminism, I said something like, “A black man will be president of the US before a white woman will.” His answer: “If you think that, then you don’t understand anything about racism in the US.”

It’s good that he was wrong. Some things can change.


  1. I’m happy the Democratic primaries were between a black man and a white woman. The race was close, so I could have been right.

    Comment by Patrick — Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 @ 11:42

  2. I must agree entirely Alisson!!! Its about time the US had a president who’s age is inline with the majority of the population of the country!! I too must say congrats on the first black prez!!!

    Comment by Green Home Hints — Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 @ 11:52

  3. Actually, I hated the Democratic primaries. I was furious. It was as if American women and black Americans were competing for a piece of a zero-sum pie. (Like the author wrote, “All the Women Are White, all the Blacks Are Men, but Some of Us Are Brave.”)

    Furious… but not sure with who or what. I didn’t think either candidate should bow out, I was just upset that it played out that way.

    But once a candidate was selected… so cool that a black american was able to win the presidential election.

    Comment by alison — Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 @ 12:25

  4. Great post, Alison. I totally agree with you, and I agreed with you twenty-five years ago, too. Although I was arguing with my own father, then.

    Comment by Susan W — Monday, November 10th, 2008 @ 08:58

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