Because George McGovern says so. And he's an expert on race and racism.
"I have a feeling that in this country where we're at today in our thinking, it's going to be harder to elect a woman than to elect a black man...I wish that weren't true ... I'd love to see Hillary as president."
For the record, I have no idea whether it's easier to elect a black man or woman, and frankly I could care less. I refuse to become embroiled in an Oppressed-A-Thon, during which we try deduce whether playing the back for most of human history is worse than enduring colonialism, slavery and Vanilla Ice. But after listening to this line repeatedly bellow out from Hillary supporters, I'm starting to understand why the Democratic party has been such a zero in presidential politics. These cats deserve great credit for being so forward thinking on integration. But that same vision has seemingly forced them into a dumb, crude, hamfisted politics in which your gender/race/sexual orientation can be separated out from who you are as an individual.
The "Who's it easier to elect?" query is uniquely suited for white Democrats. There is no agency in that question, no individualism, no sense that Barack Obama isn't Alan Keyes, and Hillary Clinton ain't Libby Dole. (Notice how black women never even show up in this equation.) Basically if you have a chance to win you become your respective grievance group. It's disgusting, simple-minded, stupid, reductive and condescending way of seeing the world. And it's likely no mistake that it comes from one of the men that led liberals into the winter that we're now so desperately trying to find our way out of. Rid us of these fools please. I beg you voters out there. Rid us of them. Their stupidity is a plague on all our houses, and the future of my son.