Former ESPN host Jemele Hill suggested on Wednesday that white women were to blame for Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke losing to Sen. Ted Cruz in the election.
On Tuesday night, Cruz defeated O’Rourke in the race for the U.S. Senate. Despite O’Rourke raking in well over $70 million in total donations and having endless endorsements from Hollywood celebrities, it was not enough to get him over the finish line.
As did several other liberals and progressives, Hill jumped on Twitter to attack white women who not voting for O’Rourke.
“59 percent of white women voted for Ted Cruz. 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump. So given these numbers, who is the real face of feminism?” Hill wrote via Twitter one day after the election.
59 percent of white women voted for Ted Cruz. 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump. So given these numbers, who is the real face of feminism? pic.twitter.com/BSCg0b5RSJ
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 7, 2018
Hill, who currently serves as a columnist for The Atlantic, also included a graphic in her tweet showing that white men and woman overwhelming voted for Cruz, while well over half of all minority men and women voters went for O’Rourke.
Her tweet didn’t attack minorities for voting Democrat, but rather went after white women specifically for supporting Cruz.
Hill’s sentiment on this issue is shared by many liberals and progressives, who continually attack white women for not supporting “feminism.”
The trend of late is for many on the left to imply that white women can’t be a “feminist” if they still vote for Republican candidates.
On Wednesday, the Women’s March also went after white women in a nasty tweet.
The “resistance” group responded to a tweet from Elie Mystal, which showed a race and gender breakdown of how they voted on Tuesday.
“There needs to be accountability and an honest reckoning. There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing.We want to do it with you. Stay tuned,” the Women’s March tweeted.
There needs to be accountability and an honest reckoning. There’s a lot of work to do, white women. A lot of learning. A lot of growing.
We want to do it with you.
Stay tuned. https://t.co/nN0cFqqmy5
— Women's March (@womensmarch) November 7, 2018
As noted by Breitbart, liberals and left-leaning outlets have been increasingly attacking and blaming white women for their voting patterns.
White women have been a target of attack by progressives all year, but many such complaints surfaced during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was falsely accused of sexual harassment in October.
A recent New York Times article, for instance, called white women “gender traitors.” In another case, radical Islamist Linda Sarsour called Senator Susan Collins a “traitor to women” for voting to confirm Justice Kavanaugh.
Radical feminist Rebecca Solnit also slammed white women for trading their gender fidelity for political power. And the leftist activist organization called UltraViolet insisted that white women are just another aspect of white supremacy that needs to be cleansed from our society.
Several other progressives on Twitter shared similar thoughts as Hill:
— Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) November 7, 2018
deleted a couple tweets because i don’t think they accurately expressed what i was trying to say.
white women uphold white supremacy through their vote. they have no qualms about hurting women of color, and that’s an objective truth.
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) November 7, 2018
White women need to stop carrying water for white supremacy. This isn't about who *didnt* vote last night, but who did and for what. https://t.co/63UmOlzWqD
— Lauren Dane (@laurendane) November 7, 2018
Hill, of course, has found herself marred in controversy several times in the past year.
In September 2017, she tweeted that “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”
Earlier this year, she was fired after making several other controversial remarks, and appears to be standing by her comment that Trump is a “white supremacist” who is surrounded by other racist people.