Rebecca Walker


Thursday, February 28, 2008

Nextbook: Up Against the Man

Nextbook: Up Against the Man

Hey all--sitting at LAX waiting to go home when this article came up on the transom. I like the points Lynn Harris makes: the divisive aspect of characterizing Obama-ites as young and future thinking and Clintonians as the old, the stodgy, the uncool. In a campaign about uniting, there seems to be a lot of dividing afoot.

For mixed families, cultural, racial and political, this could be the most challenging election ever. At the moment, it's hard to know what the fall-out from this will be. Someone is going to lose. How do you think that will play out in the country, and at home?



Blogger danielle said...

This is what I have been feeling all along. Thank you for posting!!Since when did a pro choice, universal healthcare female candidate become the establishment????? The whole Hillary-branding feels like very subtle (and slightly Third Reich-esque) propaganda.

I voted for HC. I am a 20 something BW from the deep mom called me a "sellout." All of my facebook friends are using BO posters for their profile pics. I think it is this obsessive fervor that weirded me out the most.

If you want to talk to me about HC's approach, her dogged insistence on "fighting" when we are a war weary country, fine. But when black folks from my own peer group tell me that BO is simply "cooler" and "represents change" or wonder why "all black folks can't stick together" it makes me want to quit the black girl club indefinitely.

(Of course I couldn't if I wanted to. And I don't REALLY want to. I'm just saying.)


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