Maxine Waters And The Burden Of The ‘strong Black Woman’

Maxine Waters and the burden of the ‘strong black woman’

Perspective | It doesn’t leave room for vulnerability

Essay by Vanessa Williams. The views expressed are the opinions of the author.
Anyone who doesn’t know that Rep. Maxine Waters is not to be trifled with has not been paying attention.
A few weeks ago, during a congressional hearing, the California Democrat silenced the U.S. treasury secretary and gave voice to legions of exasperated women by repeating the phrase, “Reclaiming my time.” She has been an unyielding critic of President Trump, calling for his impeachment. The president’s supporters have pushed back hard, disparaging her record in Congress and, …

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