"but some of us are brave" (part deux)

Where do black women stand in the purported race/gender divide in the 2008 election? Presuming we will vote for the presidential candidate who will best address our needs, what matters most to black women at this juncture in the 21st century? Are there political concerns that are exclusive to black women and at what points do our concerns dovetail with those of women in general (healthcare, reproductive matters, poverty, childcare …)? Are we still pulled between race and gender loyalties?

Weekend America‘s Desiree Cooper broaches some of these questions.


About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at Ms.blog, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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