Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 weeks ago

 Why, until 2016, had we not seen a female presidential nominee?What factors have led to the president being almost exclusively a white man?

How likely do you think the institution is to diversify in the future? 

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  • audrey
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Women's right's have just caught up.

  • 4 weeks ago

    they just havent had one yet, that dont mean it cant happen

  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Only Men had the vote until the early 1920s, Woman didn't have much political power until after WW2 in 1945. Women had some members of Congress. Since the 1970s and Feminism there has been a rise in political awareness and a new cohort of women politicians, CEOs, Military, Law and upwardly mobile women that had political aspirations beyond business. That crop of women are now among the group that is running for POTUS.

    There are more to come in that pipeline some of which are still in College.

    Other factors, I hesitate to say are "whispers" Patriarchy.

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  • Sherry
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Men typically lead, and whites have been a majority in this country since the beginning. It isn't rocket science.

    Wouldn't it be weird as hell for China to have a black lesbian president?

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Because democrats nominate the worst possible person

    • Rayal
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Still living in your head? No one mentioned the democrats or their candidates.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Nobody likes Hillary Clinton

    • Dan
      Lv 6
      4 weeks agoReport

      More people voted for Hillary than Trump so you are not correct about "nobody likes Hillary" . Plus, she has been a dedicated public servant most of her life. She has helped millions of people, unlike Trump.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Centuries-long sexism and racism.

  • Sexism and racism which is engrained in America.

    • Rayal
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Female is not a race. Sexism and patriarchy I would give you but not racism as such.

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