Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Cecile Richards Is Right : White Women MUST Do Better
At the Las Vegas Women's March she said something that Black women have been saying to ourselves for years now in terms of it is not just Black women's job to do the heavy lifting work of saving this country.
And it's past time you #TrustBlackWomen. While Cecile Richards' words were welcomed by Black women activists and leaders, we will be watching the deeds of white women in 2018, not just your words.
In my home state of Texas, during the 2014 election cycle, despite having two women on the ballot running for governor and lieutenant governor in Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte, 66% of Texas white women overwhelmingly cast their ballots for Greg Abbott.
What were Texas Black and Latinx women doing? As usual, handling their business. Texas Black women were putting intersectionality into pragmatic action as 94% of them supported Davis, and Texas Latinas voted 61% for Davis.
So yeah white women, Cecile Richards is right. Y'all must do better. You must tackle that internalized misogyny and your transphobia and make true sisterhood a reality, not a dream..
It can't be just Black and Latinx women doing all the heavy lifting to make this country better while you keep throwing a monkey wrench in the process by voting overwhelmingly for Republicans who oppress all of us.
Y'all have some work to do in Texas and elsewhere in 2018, and it starts today .
Thanks Cecile Richards for saying it.