Kathryn M. McCullough

Whether or not, as a white woman living in middle America, I am as qualified as others to address the role race plays in the 2012  presidential election, as a writer who wants to participate in the national conversation around this year’s White House bid, I feel compelled to share my recent, racially implicated electoral experience.  Perhaps being a white woman who supports our country’s first African-American president in and of itself qualifies me to comment.  But, as a blogger representing the upcoming PBS documentary Race 2012, I share so I can encourage you to do the same.  I hope you will watch this election season special on October 16th (check local listings) and, regardless of your party affiliation, join the conversation, sharing your own observations and insights in the comments below.

I lived in Haiti during its most recent presidential election, the first since an earthquake…

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  1. Sharon
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 13:25:55

    Thank you for reblogging this, everyone should read this. Everyone.

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    • lahgitana
      Oct 16, 2012 @ 14:32:02

      Hi Sharon. So good to see you.

      And you’re welcome. Kathy is a fabulous writer, with a wealth of life experience. This essay had some horrible stuff that I didn’t know about because illness has kept me incommunicado for these 8 months. Romney and Ryan make me ill with apprehension. How could Romney say that?! Whatthehell?!

      Women are their targets and that scares the hell out of me. As it should every person, not just women.

      Yes, everyone should read it. Do reblog her article–the more we share the word, the better educated we’ll be.

      Reply

  2. ~ Ivy ~ (@ivyft)
    Oct 16, 2012 @ 17:13:50

    Even though I’m going to refrain from further comment due to the fact that I live so far away, I’d like to just say that I really liked this article and mostly agree with its author!

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    • lahgitana
      Oct 16, 2012 @ 17:34:17

      I’m pretty sure the lessons can be generalized worldwide, people-wide.

      With a Romney as president, the rest of the world should pay attention. yikes! cheerful, ain’t I?!

      Reply

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