According to a CBS News/Washington Post poll, black voters say they just don’t relate to Barack Obama. Instead, they relate better to Hillary Clinton. Huh?
Obama concedes he has work to do among African-American voters. A CBS News survey this week found Hillary Clinton leading Obama among black voters, 52 percent to 28 percent.
Almost identical findings were reported by a Washington Post poll Thursday, leading some to suggest that certain African Americans just don’t identify with the Ivy League-educated, bi-racial senator.
But they identify with an Ivy League-educated white woman from the Chicago suburbs? Here’s the explanation: Hillary is married (sort of) to Bill Clinton. In 1998, Toni Morrison declared Bill Clinton to be the first black president. How is that possible since he’s white? This is how Morrison explained herself:
Clinton displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.
It seems that being black is not an issue of skin color; it’s an issue of mind set. You are black if you are liberal, say the right things, and have the right experiences. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Justice Clarence Thomas, on the other hand, are conservatives and don’t parrot the liberal line, so they are dismissed. Even though Hillary has never experienced anything of what Morrison outlined, she is married (sort of) to Bill Clinton, which gives her a pass.