Friday, March 14, 2008

Politics in Words

Politics today avoid "words" that have dual meaning. However, in Decision 2008, there are words that are avoided: race, gender...however, these words, rather than help, actually hinder the process. Words need to be pronounced and then exploained. Race is evident in this election when 90% of African-Americans vote for the black candidate or a large % of women vote for the female candidate. Let's be frank and not avoid the obvious. Words can be used (if explained) to support that which breaks into racial and gender camps.

4 comments:

Sharolette said...

Bravo, bravo, well said!

Marj's Blog said...

Right, I'm in favor of a white, 60ish, grandmotherly type who teaches English, as the next queen of the United States. Roast Beef and mashed potatoes in every pot--that is MY platform.

rabber said...

I say lets kill two birds(words) with one stone and vote for Condoleeza Rice for president!

Juanita said...

It's interesting that Obama is considered "black" when he's half-white. When might people consider him "white" -- at one-quarter black? one-eighth black? one-sixteenth black? Or, let's look at it another way -- three-quarters white? seven-eighths white? fifteen-sixteenths white? I would have hoped we could move beyond the "one drop rule" by now ...