Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2020-11-20 06:05:25 –
There is a long-standing perception and pattern that when a woman takes a step forward, a colored woman takes a step back.
The “glass ceiling” is a metaphor used to describe an invisible barrier that prevents a woman from rising above a certain level in the hierarchy. Minority women often find it most difficult to “break the glass ceiling” because they are at the intersection of two historically marginalized groups: women and people of color.
When women first began to go through the entire space of economic and social power that was historically occupied by white men, they were also recognized as white. Studies in sociology and psychology have the understanding that people are classified as either “in-group” or “out-of-group.” Within a group is a social community that identifies a person as a psychological member. Outgroups, in contrast, are social communities that are not personally identified.
Dr. Ashley Jardina published a title article on American race and voting process In-group love and out-of-group hatred: white racial attitudes in modern US elections We found that the Caucasian population was strongly associated with the 2012 and 2016 candidate ratings, both inside and outside the group.
The 2020 elections will impact future surveys of voting demographics, but current surveys show that the white population of the United States is elected by gender and race, as well as politically. Has a great say about the type of. Until Barack Obama became the 44th president, it was historically a white man who occupied the Oval Office. Until Kamala Harris, the Vice President was also an uninterrupted profession by white men.
It’s not because she’s the first woman, the first black man, and the first Vice President of South Asia that makes Harris’ position even stronger and unique. America did not need white women to pave the way for colored women to occupy that space. of power.
A simple political timeline:
1856: After discussions with landowners about citizenship, all states allowed all white men to vote.
1870: The Fifteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified to prohibit the state from denying the right of male citizens to vote on the basis of “race, color, or previous state of slavery.”
1920: Technically, the Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote, but it did not initially apply to African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American heritage women. It was. However, voter oppression was especially aimed at black women and other voter women.
1965: Lear Namias, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Commission, said Asian women could not vote until 1952, Native American women were not considered US citizens and could not vote until 1957. I did. I was actually able to exercise my right to vote.
Women of color were the last demographics of American citizens who were fully voted. And now the color woman will be the first woman to occupy the Vice President’s office.
In 1872, Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president. But for the next century, getting women into the White House was an unrealizable dream. But in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro was a Democratic Vice Presidential candidate. But it will take another 32 years for women to stand as serious candidates for the country’s tallest office. Many women, now and beyond,, along with Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, were delighted with the possibility of voting for a female president in their lifetime.
It was a similar reaction to the generations of black communities who were able to vote for President Barack Obama. The ability to vote women in the office was important and powerful. Women today are undoubtedly more confident in their strengths and abilities that occupy more space of power than they used to be, but it is rare and unprecedented to see it happen.
I think that’s why we saw the defeat of the 2016 presidential election as a major setback for women. The dream was spoiled because Clinton did not win, especially because her great impetus for the presidency was based on promoting women’s progress in the United States. Evidence was in the reactionary 2017 Women’s March, a global protest the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. But the political punch for women has ignited a wave of support, immediate and long-term efforts, and a passion for building a platform for women to listen.
It was especially important for the female voices of color and their stories. The impact of these efforts may be partially seen during the 2020 elections. Milwaukee County’s turnout was 83%, suggesting that the center of Wisconsin had a major impact on the upside-down elections in favor of Joe Biden.
Official statistics on the demographics of Milwalky voters are still being edited, but some information is already available. According to data, 74% of Latino Americans in Wisconsin supported Biden, according to a study by American Election Eve Poll, led by Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Secretary-General of Voces de la Frontera. In the 2020 elections, a more diverse population, more voters, and ultimately more voices were expressed.
Looking at the patterns of how colored women were treated in the political space of the past, I think President Clinton’s failed bid was used to make it more sustainable and powerful. I was hoping to have the first female president, but it could have been unusual for women in general to be unable to benefit. It was forced to change and therefore became more like a façade than the actual attempt to advance the expression of women in a powerful space.
There are many opinions on this matter, and it also reflects the unique ethnic perspectives of those who represent the views of the duel. One complaint was that women’s progress often excluded colored women. Therefore, if a white woman is elected as president or vice president, she may have paved the way for more women to occupy their space, but for white women. And she would later face the criticism of having a complex of white saviors, from several perspectives.
But Kamala Harris brings more to the table, not just gender. As Vice President:
Harris will pave the way for women.
Harris will pave the way for black women.
Harris will pave the way for women in Southeast Asia.
Harris will pave the way for multi-ethnic women.
And undoubtedly, Harris will also pave the way for the first woman to become president.