Black Women Bristle At That "Black Or Female" Questiondodai1/22/08 2:40pmFiled to: tough choicesBarack ObamaHillary ClintonPoliticsCnnelizabeth cady stantonFrederick Douglass222EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkLate yesterday, CNN ran a story on its website titled "Gender Or Race: Black Women Voters Face Tough Choices in S.C." The article, much like the Bill Maher video shown earlier, explores the "dilemma" facing black women: Do you vote for the black guy or the chick? "Recent polls show black women are expected to make up more than a third of all Democratic voters in South Carolina's primary in five days," it reports. "For these women, a unique, and most unexpected dilemma, presents itself: Should they vote their race, or should they vote their gender?" Within moments of the story's posting, readers reacted — angrily — to its entire premise. Reader Tiffany e-mailed CNN: "Duh, I'm a black woman and here I am at the voting booth. Duh, since I'm illiterate I'll pull down the lever for someone. Hm... Well, he black so I may vote for him... oh wait she a woman I may vote for her... What Ise gon' do? Oh lordy!"