Why the difference in reaction to Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s rhetoric that Republicans would put blacks back in chains and U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin’s suggestion that some rapes are “legitimate”? Both were equally offensive remarks. It has to be more than party officials’ willingness — or lack thereof — to look the other way.
Could it be that the black vote is presumed to be predetermined and therefore, taken for granted, while that of women is considered still up for grabs? It is worth a thought.
KAREN ANN DELUCA
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'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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