A Star reporter asks, “Are black women more likely to vote for Clinton, due to gender, or for Obama, due to race?” (11/20, FYI, “Decisions at hand; The first black president? The first woman? We asked black women which milestone means the most”).
I suppose it is inevitable that we ask such questions. But no one has asked me about my preference based on my being a white male.
Is it a foregone conclusion that I will vote for a white male? Wouldn’t it be nice if we had moved beyond such thinking by 2007? Don’t these assumptions only fuel the racial mindsets that divide us?
OK, call me naïve. I just don’t want to believe that my race and gender determine how I cast my vote. My vote goes not to the one who is on “my team,” but to the one who will best serve all the people of my country.
North Kansas City