Monday, January 21, 2008

By the same logic, I only eat pizza and drink beer. (Hmm. Maybe I need a better example.)

The top headline on CNN's Web site right now reads "Black women voters face tough choices" and features photos of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Saying nothing of my feelings about either candidate, I do think it's a bit insulting to naturally assume black women are either voting for Obama because of race or Clinton because of gender. Although minorities and women traditionally favor Democrats, the assumption is still somewhat stereotypical.

It's not like I'll be voting for someone just because he's an Irish-Italian man.

Unless it's me. Then I'd vote for myself.

Photo: Getty Images.