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Jada Pinkett Smith on the Dilemma of Supporting Hillary Clinton

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the Warner Bros. Pictures' "Focus" premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Focus” premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre on February 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California

*Jada Pinkett Smith recently posted an open Facebook letter titled, “Race vs Gender,” in which she admitted to being more “confused and anxious” about a Hillary Clinton candidacy than excited due to “old hurts and scars” stemming from race relations.

The “Gotham” star mentions how black women were previously excluded from the Women’s Suffrage Movement, and how she has been personally affected by the feminist movement.

“I personally suffered the racism and classism of the feminist movement and now have had to watch my daughter battle even ageism as she journeys to participate in the feminist movement,” she added. “But she continues to fight the good fight referring to herself as a feminist while her mother refers to herself as a womanist who supports feminism and feminists.”

Read Jada’s post in full below:

Race vs GenderHillary Clinton is running for President. When Hillary made her announcement, I was more confused and…

Posted by Jada Pinkett Smith on Saturday, April 18, 2015

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5 COMMENTS

  1. As an African American woman I’m waiting to see what Hillary has to offer folks like me and important to me. Having worked with white women in corporate and non profit environments I’ve only seen the further development of an “old girl” power structure – no less racist and uninviting to African American women than the existing “old boy” networks.
    Time will tell how progressive she really is. I won’t be used to further her personal quest for more power and wealth while she leaves behind those most in need. Given the current racial climate of the country – blood of African American men running in the streets at the hands of officers of the law, under a sitting African American POTUS – I am not particularly encouraged by a Hillary run. Time will tell what her true agenda is

    • I predict?, “she” ain’t g’on offer Us a damn thang!! BUT!??, huh huuuuuuuzband will! She’ll conveniently be “away ‘on the campaign trail” (wink!) whenEVER “We” call, so she’ll rely ‘on HIS relationship w/Us, until?…..the laaaaast GD minute!!! Then?, (unfortunately as ALways) our gatekeepers (“leaders”) won’t have any damn demands for our vote, FUH huh, & alas, once again, we’ll …..get……NOTHin. Aaaaaaand…”scene”. The End.

  2. what legitimate candidate would you offer up to run that has sufficient experience and that you think would to a great job as President while also representing needs of the African American population? There is a scarcity of leaders out there running for office and why cities like Ferguson which are predominately Black, elect White leaders. We need more Black people involved in the election process and in power so there is more/better representation of our needs

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