Hillary, Barack and I Have No Chance In Texas
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have about as much chance of winning the upcoming presidential election in Texas as they do leading a company as CEO. According to the Dallas Morning News, among the top 100 biggest public and private standalone companies in the Dallas area 96 are white male, 3 are white female and 1 is Hispanic male.
That's sad. Diversity is non-existent in Texas. Why? Because racism, bigotry, and sexist attitudes prevail in our community. And it is here to stay.
I see it everywhere, everyday.
In the "all-American" city of Farmers Branch, a Dallas suburb, on Saturday voters overwhelmingly passed an ordinance barring illegal immigrants from renting housing (68% yes, 32% no). This is a giant slight to the 35.1% of Texans who are Hispanic. I can just hear it now on Monday from Lou Dobbs - how the American voters are taking back America and taking control of the illegal immigrant situation.
And why do I have no chance in Texas? Because I have a brain and a heart and I won't live in a place where we treat women and minorities unjustly.
Last year I chose to move to Texas rather than Iowa because I thought Texas was more diverse (after all, Iowa is 95% white). But was I ever wrong!
Texas is far less diverse in corporate leadership and the voter process.
And that is why Hillary and Barack have no chance.
I weep for women and people of color on this Mother's Day.
The Sacramento Executive