… which latter step many of them didn’t have to take - because if we don’t all know that some folks’ words get treated differently than others’ in this racist sexist society even when they’re the same words, then we need to do some more thinking (as well as realize that’s one of the same BIG things that happened to Senator Kamala Harris’ POTUS campaign).
Anyway, here are a few of those folks’ thoughts, because if we’re not all thinking about these things anyway, they still have tremendous potential to bite us in the butt going forward in 2020
On Reminding Ourselves – AGAIN – That Corey Booker Is Also A Rhodes Scholar, Julián Castro is A Stanford Graduate AND Former Cabinet Secretary, and #MayoPete and His Staff Have A Case of Dunning-Kruger Disease That’s Potentially Nation-Crippling In A Country With A Changing Demographic
Also that #MayoPete is taking both campaign staffing and social media manipulation advice from this guy
as well as from the woman to whom Joan Walsh responded here
who might never have had her jobs w/Bloomberg or DiBlasio had her grandmother’s first cousin not been Sam Ervin (head of the Senate Watergate Committee).
A Word (Well, A Few) on the Utter Misogynoir In the News Cycle and Why They Need to Get It Together Unless They Don’t Mind Living in A Fascist State (They - The White Male Editors Who Don’t Care About Diversity In Their Newsrooms Even Though It Costs Them Fact Analysis, AND the Politicians Who Think They Can Continue to Take Voters of Color for Granted and Pay No Price - Think They’re Not Going To Mind, Which Only Tells Me They’re Collectively Suffering From An Acute Case of Failure of Imagination)
(this is not just another whole article, but another whole SET of articles dealing with at least two sets of issues, so I’ll stop here)
These Are Things Senator Harris Cares About And That Are LIkely To Have Been Platform Issues in Her Campaign – If You Care About Living in A Non-Fascist Nation with a Non-Cratering Economy, You’d Better Hope Your Current Candidate Does Too
A word on the ostensible suddenness of her withdrawal in advance of the SC primary
When WOC win in this society, everyone wins.
It doesn’t always work that way in other cases.
Now - to be frank? There are some people who want it exactly like that. They want people who look and think like them to be the only ones who “win”, and to hell with everyone else.
(That also historically never ends well, but those people who want others whom they believe think like them to align with them to forget that. Every single time.)
Those people also try to make this about trying to blame the candidate, while saying nothing about the power structures that framed both her responses and her choices, demanding that she be everything to everyone at once while simultaneously berating her for trying to do so even when she succeeded (and I hope everyone here can see the pernicious, nation-damaging hypocrisy in that ... approach).
It’s not about her.
The question is - how are you going to think? What sources are you going to let frame and shape your thinking? What are you going to do?