Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hillary Clinton and African-Americans: an interesting road

I wanted to point you to an interesting article from MSNBC that chronicles Hillary journey from an "all white suburb" to civil rights advocate. It's a very telling, moving tale, and is becoming very relevant. You can click here to get the story.

1 comment:

classicgirl said...

Some believe that one's personality is shaped by the time they're 7. By the time I was 5, I knew that I wanted equality for all people and that you should treat everyone as you want to be treated. Clinton's show evolution into an arguable "understanding" of civil rights and development of an anti-war sentiment is the type of gradualism that is crippling America. World events are moving at a rapid clip. Her gradual understanding of the implications of sanctioning policy that could lead to killing people is unacceptable. We need thought leaders. As the campaign has evolved, it's apparent that Hillary has been taking cues from Barack on how much honesty and integrity speak for themselves. Her "if you can't beat them, join them" political tactics appear reactive against his forthrightness and resoluteness. I do believe we need women in leadership. We need women, though, who are taking internal cues, though, and not those who are still letting the men around them set their course.