Monday, January 21, 2008
This makes no sense.
Whoopi says (rather snarkily), "Women got the vote before we did." And she points at herself on "we." What does that even mean? Does we mean "black" or did she mean, "we" as female....
Cause... for once, I think Elizabeth Hassleback might be right (AHHH, Armageddon is coming!)
The 15th Amendment to the Constitution (passed in 1870) gave black MEN the right to vote.
The 19 Amendment (passed in 1920), gave women (of all races) the right to vote!!!
So what in the hell is Whoopi talking about?
Perhaps it's because historically we know that African Americans had a hell of a time voting due to various unjust laws (Jim Crow Laws) that were passed to keep them from the polling booth.
Fact still remains that, in the eyes of the Constitution, black men had rights sooner than women-- 50 YEARS SOONER!!
Why didn't anyone press Whoopi on this? Is Barbara Walters asleep?