More on Gender & Race in politics
Don't get me wrong, I'm delighted Obama is doing well. He's brought idealism back to America; he has an exceptional ability to inspire his audiences and to remind us of this country's great potential. And it's about time that someone broke through this particular glass ceiling.
But I also believe it's worth taking a step back and examining the broader question of racism and sexism. Is sexism somehow more entrenched in our culture? If so, why? Gloria Steinem has an op-ed in the New York times that examines this issue of gender and race in politics. It's worth a read. She and my grandmother would have seen eye-to-eye on this.