Women of color slam white male tilt of democratic primary

Mar 2012
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36,924
New Hampshire
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So is the narrative true that only a white man can defeat Trump?

The women of color who packed into a university auditorium here Wednesday for a first-of-its-kind presidential forum delighted in the rhetoric of candidates who vowed to make Donald Trump a one-term president.

But their frustration was just as palpable — over the heavy media attention being paid to white male candidates in the early days of the Democratic primary, and over polling they contended is feeding a misleading narrative that only a white man can defeat Trump. “With all due respect to the vice president, he hasn’t even announced yet but he’s the frontrunner?” Leah Daughtry, a political operative and former Democratic National Committee official who helped organize the “She the People” event, said of Joe Biden. “Racism and sexism are part of the fabric and the fiber and the founding of our country," she added, “and the way that the [Democratic] candidates are being treated, it just reminds you of that. We're not past it.”

The four-hour forum provided a snapshot of bubbling tensions among many Democratic women who are annoyed that the race looks like it could just as easily be unfolding in 1979 as 2019 — despite an historically diverse field.

Much of the discontent focused on Biden. He, along with another white man, Sanders, has dominated early polling even though he's not even officially been a candidate. After weeks of deliberation and delay, Biden is set to announce on Thursday. “When you got a media that's constantly saying Biden and Beto and Bernie and literally elevating the male candidates, I think that's going to be reflected in the polls,” said Brown, who co-founded Black Voters Matter, a group that works on mobilizing the black community.

'Racism and sexism': Women of color slam white male tilt of Dem primary
 
Oct 2013
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22,490
USA
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So is the narrative true that only a white man can defeat Trump?

The women of color who packed into a university auditorium here Wednesday for a first-of-its-kind presidential forum delighted in the rhetoric of candidates who vowed to make Donald Trump a one-term president.

But their frustration was just as palpable — over the heavy media attention being paid to white male candidates in the early days of the Democratic primary, and over polling they contended is feeding a misleading narrative that only a white man can defeat Trump. “With all due respect to the vice president, he hasn’t even announced yet but he’s the frontrunner?” Leah Daughtry, a political operative and former Democratic National Committee official who helped organize the “She the People” event, said of Joe Biden. “Racism and sexism are part of the fabric and the fiber and the founding of our country," she added, “and the way that the [Democratic] candidates are being treated, it just reminds you of that. We're not past it.”

The four-hour forum provided a snapshot of bubbling tensions among many Democratic women who are annoyed that the race looks like it could just as easily be unfolding in 1979 as 2019 — despite an historically diverse field.

Much of the discontent focused on Biden. He, along with another white man, Sanders, has dominated early polling even though he's not even officially been a candidate. After weeks of deliberation and delay, Biden is set to announce on Thursday. “When you got a media that's constantly saying Biden and Beto and Bernie and literally elevating the male candidates, I think that's going to be reflected in the polls,” said Brown, who co-founded Black Voters Matter, a group that works on mobilizing the black community.

'Racism and sexism': Women of color slam white male tilt of Dem primary
Media covers leaders in polling and that won't change. Those running behind have to raise their poll numbers to be covered. They can't if the majority of voters are not interested in them. I think not understanding elections causes this confusion for many. Hillary made it but it was a historic win of a primary. Many thought they'd get that chance to elect a woman in a primary easily now that one made it. That concept has nothing to do with reality. I'd suggest that next time voters do get a chance to elect a woman, they not drop the ball. Our history and lineup of past presidents should have taught them something. It is not a feel good arena. You really do have to poll her up, vote her into a primary win, and then vote for her in the general. You have to be the majority of voters. Until then, Obama and Hillary were only exceptions.

The upcoming election is what it is. Those leading in the polls have a chance of being elected and the rest don't. Voters screw up when they blame it on leading candidates when it is actually the polled and voting public.
 
Jul 2014
36,359
9,586
midwest
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Is it true that the "Women of Color" made Biden push his announcement back a day?

He was going to announce on Wednesday, remember?

If true, Biden already caved, before he even officially announced.

So, how will he stand up to anyone as president?
 

Babba

Former Staff
Jul 2007
74,856
64,957
So. Md.
#9
Media covers leaders in polling and that won't change. Those running behind have to raise their poll numbers to be covered. They can't if the majority of voters are not interested in them. I think not understanding elections causes this confusion for many. Hillary made it but it was a historic win of a primary. Many thought they'd get that chance to elect a woman in a primary easily now that one made it. That concept has nothing to do with reality. I'd suggest that next time voters do get a chance to elect a woman, they not drop the ball. Our history and lineup of past presidents should have taught them something. It is not a feel good arena. You really do have to poll her up, vote her into a primary win, and then vote for her in the general. You have to be the majority of voters. Until then, Obama and Hillary were only exceptions.

The upcoming election is what it is. Those leading in the polls have a chance of being elected and the rest don't. Voters screw up when they blame it on leading candidates when it is actually the polled and voting public.
The problem is that the media is not covering the female candidates and candidates of color as much as the white male candidates. And the the female and minority candidates are doing exactly the same thing the white males are doing. The media simply isn't covering them as much so people don't get a chance to get to know them.
 
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