Tag: Race

Why People Say ‘I Want a Woman president’ More Than They Said ‘I Want a Black President’

Hunter Schwarz, Washington Post – July 6, 2015

It helps that gender transcends politics more easily than race or religion. Women are still a minority in politics, but they make up 50.8 percent of the U.S. population, so the historic nature of Clinton’s candidacy is more personal for more people. Almost everyone has a woman in their life that they are close to, and perhaps they feel more comfortable saying it’s about gender for that reason.

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