There are some public persons who don’t believe that Hillary Clinton as a president will bring a positive wind of change. Jada Pinket Smith doubts Hillary Clinton supports black women.
The instant Hillary Clinton announced the world that she is going to run for presidency in 2016, she was well received by black people and women.However, Jada Pinket Smith does not see how this would be a positive change for the social status of women of colour.
The actress used her Facebook page to express her thoughts of worry about voters helping Hillary Clinton to win the presidency of America without them realising what actually this could mean.
She told people that she was asking herself if the only reason to vote for Clinton was because she was a woman and if that means she will help of forget about women of colour? Pincket sees this as a serious concern if thinking how low women’s rights have treated black women.
Pinked referred to a historical event, called the Woman’s Suffrage Movement. During this event, the only reason black women were taken out of the equasion was because white women from the north were afraid they would loose the support of the southern white women if black women took part of it.
She admitted that was a complicated period of time but she feels like even if time has gone by, the feminist movement seems to have only given power to white women only.
Will Smith’s wife has stated that she has been personally affected by the racism and classism created by the feminist movement and she is now witnessing her daughter fighting ageism as she tries to take part in the feminism movement. Her question is, if Hillary Clinton will be able to find a way to fix the political situation of black women?
She added that as a woman, is exciting to see another woman candidate for the first time for the presidency of the United States.
America is now preparing to say goodbye to their first black president and during his presidency black people haven’t seen great change. Voting for a women president might be just as disappointing, especially when it comes to equality of the genders. People are expecting Clinton to change way to many things just because she is a woman.
Jada Pinket Smith hasn’t been the only woman of colour to show her concerns about the fact that people don’t realise that supporting gender equality usually means supporting just the white women group.
An anti violence activist, Wagatwe Wanjuki stated that she wants to see proof that Clinton understands that certain issues affect women of colour in a completely different manner than white women.
Clinton is going strong with her campaign of attracting voters and has assured them that she has their best interest and that she is capable of making a real political change.Her greatest aim is to demonstrate black women that she will not act like past feminists and they will not be excluded from the gender equality fight.
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