Tuesday, February 07, 2006

White Women Who Sham For The Man

This is what the crux of Metro's approval of a new ballpark has come to: a battle of the businesses fueled by distrust. Skepticism that white women will front for "sham" white male businesses seems unfeminist without specific examples. If white women business owners get "broken out" of the contract equation, where are the guarantees, in writing, that the African American business community and the Black Caucus will be womanist enough to make sure that black women contractors have their fair share of opportunity? Sexism is sexism regardless of the color, and skeptics need to be careful that their views of women not lapse into prejudice even as they try to fight prejudice themselves.

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