Not sure quite what it means. But TPM Reader JB dug up this passage from a December 2006 article in the Times about what then seemed the likely prospect that a women and a black man would be competitive candidates in the 2008 Democratic primaries …
âAll evidence is that a white female has an advantage over a black male â for reasons of our cultural heritage,â said the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, the civil rights leader who ran for president in 1984 and 1988. Still, he said, for African-American and female candidates, âItâs easier â emphatically so.â
Ms. Ferraro offered a similar sentiment. âI think itâs more realistic for a woman than it is for an African-American,â said Ms. Ferraro. âThere is a certain amount of racism that exists in the United States â whether itâs conscious or not itâs true.â
âWomen are 51 percent of the population,â she added.