Are White Women Ready to Elect One of Their Own?
On December 31, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced her intention to run for president in the 2020 Election. Well, if you want to get technical, she announced that she had formed an exploratory committee, which is a fancy way of saying that she had hired Olivia Pope and Cyrus Beene to get shit popping. Hopefully, someone at OPA is whispering in Elizabeth’s ear that the real problems aren’t going to come from people of color. No, it’s yo’ own people, girl! The problem has always been your own people.
Frankly, Elizabeth needs to be worried about white women.
You see, while most media outlets immediately started comparing Elizabeth’s future run to Hillary Clinton’s in 2016, I was silently questioning whether or not white women had learned anything over the past two years. After seeing the voter demographic results from the Alabama senator race between Doug Jones and that Pedophile in 2017, I’m not so sure. Sure, we made some strides in the midterm elections with the blue wave, but I’m taking that with a grain of salt because white women still backed GOP candidates in key races. So, you can understand why I don’t want to get my hopes up.
Are white women ready to elect one of their own? I don’t know. I’m sure if you ask white women, they will don their pink pussy hats, put on a pink “Nevertheless, she persisted” t-shirt, and enthusiastically chant “Yes, she can” while Taylor Swift plays in the background. Meanwhile, they hide behind the secrecy of poll curtains and vote for candidates who want to police the bodies of women while continuing to support policies that are both morally and politically corrupt. White women talk the talk, but they’re clearly afraid to walk the walk.
Where do I get the audacity to say these things? I get them from white women. White women who are afraid of having a Coming to Jesus meeting with their fellow sisters and tell them to get with the program. White women who are afraid to have the necessary tough conversations with their mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers. White women who continue to break bread with family members who wear Trump t-shirts and spew misogynistic, racist, and homophobic hate online and in the pulpit. I mean, am I wrong?
If you say you’re ready, then act ready. Be about that life. Don’t put on Hillary inspired “Nasty Woman” t-shirts if you’re scared to get in somebody’s face and show them just how NAAAASTY you can be. Don’t go to the March for Women if you ain’t marching your ass to the polls to vote for women. Get your shit together. Now is not the time to conform and fold to the political beliefs of the men in your life, especially when it will do nothing but cause problems for you. It’s time to choose a side. Over the next few months, there will be several women from both political parties who will announce their intention to seek the presidency in 2020. Find a white woman that is palatable enough for you in the Democratic party. Black women did in 2016, and so can you. Find the white woman who will be enough for white women in 2020 because we don’t have time to play games.