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March 24, 2010
The 'Root' of Disproportionate Representation
On the day following the passage of the most invasive restructuring of American society in the last 75 years, The Root, a black oriented site whose editor-in-chief is presidential pa; and Cambridge cop racism accuser Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, complains that women -- especially black women -- are under-represented as elected officials.
The Pronoun-in-Chief also sees a problem saying:
The Root article theorizes that the primary challenge facing black women with political aspirations stems from societal structure, specifically, the lack of a spouse in the household:
Burdened with the obligation of raising their out-of-wedlock children (and the concomitant lack of opportunity to raise their earning capacity through education,) black women lack personal wealth to finance their political ambitions. And, if that were not enough of an obstacle, they face an unfair challenge in raising donations:
Fundraising is even tougher for women representing communities of color that are less accustomed to handing money to candidates. "Oftentimes our communities are the beneficiaries of governmental goodwill," explains Yvette Clarke, who represents Brooklyn in the House of Representatives. "And the prospect of financing a government official, even in the political realm, is one that people haven't quite grabbed hold of yet."
To add insult to injury, black women face the ultimate hurdle-as borne out by this Root observation:
And there is yet another layer to the glass ceiling for women, and particularly black women: the media.
Lastly, there is the traitorous posture of their own gender:
Two observations by George Will in a recent article http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/will032110.php3 cut to the heart of these issues:
In other words, black female candidates (like all other candidates) are all products of their childhoods and their families. In this sense, black females are disadvantaged, and the blame for that fact lies squarely at the feet of progressive Democrats.
Progressive ideologies and policies are responsible for: the predominance of single-parent households in the black community [welfare]; for the diminished earning capacity of black females [public education/welfare]; for the dependence on "governmental goodwill" [welfare] that stifles voluntary charity; for the hypocrisy of the MSM and its failure to support candidacies of black females [public education/post-secondary education bias]; and, for the two-faced behavior of women toward each other [my wife won't let me assign attribution for this problem].
But, the most damning quote from the Root article comes from Ayanna Pressley, a Boston City Councilwoman:
Gee, that's kind of how the MAJORITY of Americans felt on Sunday.