Someone recently wrote about the split between black and white Americans in the recent presidential race. But I think the author missed the point. It wasn’t about skin color, it was about representation.
But first, let me back up a step. For the minorities who voted for Obama merely because he is black… well, can you fucking BLAME them? My own half-Hispanic son has endured more than his fair share of racism in his lifetime. And of course, that is NOTHING compared to what African Americans have endured over several lifetimes in this country. I think they were perfectly within their rights to vote “for the black guy” and “against the white guy”.
Not that they need my permission — I’m a white woman.
But let’s move beyond race for a minute. This election was about much more than skin color. It was also about economic divide. It’s no secret that a large portion of minorities are on the rotten side of financial stability. So let’s be honest — minorities, for the most part, were going to vote Democrat anyway. The fact that Obama is a minority himself merely sweetened the package.
And now let’s consider another point of contention. This election, besides being about skin color and economic divide, was also a religious divide. GENERALLY SPEAKING (and I say this in all caps, for the dingus who will attempt to call me out later as a stereotyping, ignorant, piece of shit), white Christians went Right, and white NON-Christians went Left.
Keep this in mind. Because a lot of minorities (for the purposes of this article I’m mostly referring to African Americans and Hispanics) are very Christian (typically Catholic) — which places them in the camp that SHOULD be voting Republican. But these groups went against their consciences and voted Democrat — even though it might mean electing someone who stands for things they oppose.
That tells me there is a thought process going on here.
With the issues of skin color, financial status, and religion (or lack thereof) out of the way, let’s also take a look at the Man-vs-Woman divide.
Women may not be considered minorities by actual NUMBER count (I’d have to check stats on this, but I’m not gonna, because that’s not the point I’m trying to make here, which you’ll see in just a moment) — but women are certainly minorities when it comes to equal rights. Pay isn’t equal. Healthcare isn’t equal. Social expectations aren’t equal. We might not have to sit in the back of the bus, but how many are relegated to the passenger seat so the husband can maintain control of the wheel?
I am a white woman. And yes…
I Voted For Obama…
I voted for Obama because he better represents the financially oppressed.
I voted for Obama because he didn’t let religion interfere with his politics.
I voted for Obama because he will fight for women’s rights.
I voted for Obama because he represents equality for all, regardless of all these differences.
Won’t you crazy Christian white people STFU and let him do his thing? Minorities together outnumber white people. That means there are more of us than there are of you. Our votes proved it. You lost. Get over it.
Aw, is the poor white man CRYING because he doesn’t get to be in charge of all the females and darker skinned folk? Kiss my grits, asshole.