What is it about Democratic presidents and Black women that result in the women always being thrown under the bus? Black women gave President Obama 96 percent of their vote in 2012 – compared to 87 percent for Black men – but somehow Black women end up with tire marks on them.
Remember when the "first Black president," Bill Clinton, totally dissed Lani Guinier, the first Black woman professor tenured at Harvard Law School? In April of 1993, Clinton nominated Guinier to be the Justice Department's Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. She was accused by right-wing conservatives of being a "Quota Queen" (a play on Reagan's incendiary "Welfare Queen" language). Right-winger Clint Bolick's editorial opposing Guinier in the Wall Street Journal doomed her nomination. Clinton refused to defend or fight for her. Mind you, this was a woman who was in Clinton's wedding!