I don't think a first woman president would be as historic as the first black president. anyway the first anything should be highlighted.
but there should come a time when it should be no surprise that a black got elected president or that a woman got elected president. we should be able to say yeah we had that before.
anyways we know why this is so historic really because it involves a man, a minority man. It seems inequality is only terrible when it in happens to a man, a black man, a native American man, jewish man or a gay man.
Why else do you think blatant racist, anti-semitic or homophobic commentary is always criticised and the person making the comment ridiculed or labelled a bigot. Sexist commentary barely causes an outrage, sexism has become acceptable. The presidential elections was one where sexism was so blatant, that if it were blatant racism there would be so much outrage
Your question clearly shows it, you seem to think if the president was a woman we would be more willing to say she was the first woman president than we are willing to say that Obama is the first black president. Wrong!
Those who don’t want Obama to be called the first black president are either racist or jealous the republicans didn’t win the elections.
Racism still exist nobody said it doesn't and that is why you have those refusing to call Obama the first black president. It seems more racist have come on yahoo answers ever since Obama won.
I do believe that sexism is a bigger problem because not only is sexism in the media accepted to the extent that we are used to it, a man of any race can be sexist. Only a white man can be racist.
I am a white man so I would know.
Edit in reply to Choc1, the first black man to win an oscar was called the first black man to win. many in the media not just the US but the world are calling him the first black president. only the lunatics here at yahoo answers are not doing that.
Edit black leopard what is your problem, you seem to be so anit-obama. republican right.