Category: News Tracking

Are Black Women Too Critical of Pantsuit Nation?

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise – December 9, 2016

The group dynamics have changed. What once was more of a political group has turned into mostly postings about random acts of kindness and deeds to offset racism, homophobia, and other ugliness group members witness on a daily basis.

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Meet the Real ‘Left Behind’ Voters: Black Women

Kristin Seefeldt, Newsweek – December 9, 2016

Some 93 percent of black women voted for Hillary Clinton, but the women I spoke to also felt forgotten by the government and left behind by economic change. They have been abandoned by those hallmark institutions of the American dream that once promised a gateway into the middle-class—good jobs, home ownership, and post-secondary education—in spite of a public narrative that perhaps America has heaped “too much” help onto them. In fact, my research showed the opposite.

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How Strong Is Support for Clinton Among Women of Color?

Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine – October 18, 2016

In an election cycle as long and strange as 2016’s, there is plenty of room for counterintuitive journalistic takes. But in a long piece arguing that Hillary Clinton does not represent progressive or non-white women, who thus will not really share in her triumph if she wins, The Atlantic’s Emma Green has taken some extreme liberties with the available evidence. One can, of course, as Green has done, track down and interview enough anti-Clinton or lukewarm-pro-Clinton women to give the impression they — not the vast numbers of their peers who sure seem excited about a Clinton presidency —are representative. You can conduct the same exercise in exploring the views of anti-Trump conservative white evangelicals. But assertions backed by anecdotes do not make for a persuasive case.

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How Strong is Support for Clinton Among Women of Color?

Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine – October 17, 2016

In an election cycle as long and strange as 2016’s, there is plenty of room for counterintuitive journalistic takes. But in a long piece arguing that Hillary Clinton does not represent progressive or non-white women, who thus will not really share in her triumph if she wins, The Atlantic’s Emma Green has taken some extreme liberties with the available evidence.

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Women Who Hate Trump, but Aren’t With Her

Emma Green, The Atlantic – October 16, 2016

Depending on your perspective, it’s either Hillary Clinton’s great misfortune or incredible luck to be matched with an opponent who believes men like him can simply grab women “by the pussy,” who has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances against colleagues, and who made a sport of sizing up all the beauty queens in the pageant he owned. Because Donald Trump represents the worst version of how powerful men treat women, the symbolism of Clinton can seem uncomplicated: Her White House victory, if it comes, will be a win for women.

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At We Won’t Wait Summit, Women Say They are More Than Just ‘a Vote’

Vanessa Williams, Washington Post – September 20, 2016

Women of color should be just as tough on Democrat Hillary Clinton as they are on Republican Donald Trump in demanding that the candidates address issues important to them, their families and their communities.

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What Hillary Clinton is Promising Black Women

Vanessa K. De Luca, Essence – September 16, 2016

While on the campaign trail in Las Vegas, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton sat down with ESSENCE Editor-in-chief Vanessa K. De Luca to discuss the issues that matter to us most and why she hopes to earn Black women’s votes.

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Presidential Nominees Ignore Women of Color at Their Peril

Juhie Batia, Rolling Stone – August 26, 2016

“Although 1920 is considered the formal beginning of women’s political participation, this is largely the case for white women and excludes women of color,” says Nadia Brown, an associate professor of political science and African American studies at Purdue University. “Women of color were not given equal access to the ballot, and many had to wait nearly 55 years after white women were granted suffrage to fully participate in American politics.”

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Groups Look to Mobilize Women of Color, Low-Income Women for Big November Turnout

Vanessa Williams, Washington Post – August 4, 2016

A coalition of groups focused on issues affecting women of color and poor women has launched a campaign to ensure that its concerns are not overlooked by candidates on the ballot this fall. We Won’t Wait 2016 plans to hold 500,000 “kitchen table conversations” to encourage women of color to be vocal about issues important to them, including economic security, social justice and family care, and to show up at the polls to elect candidates who best represent those interests.

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Why Many Black Women Feel Deeply Ambivalent About Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination

Victoria M. Massie, Vox – July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s presidential nomination shatters a glass ceiling nearly as old as our nation itself. But over the course of Clinton’s campaign, some black women have been both anxious and ambivalent about the prospect of Clinton as the first woman presidential candidate.

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