From all political sides, this election made people turn out in record numbers. 90% of Black women who voted chose Joe Biden as their president.
Stacey Abrams of Georgia was celebrated while Georgia votes were being counted for organizing registering to vote nearly 800,000 people. Whether it was registering eligible people, donating time and money, or simply casting their vote — Black women have been being celebrated for doing their civic duty.
Eva Longoria recently talked about Latina women who also did their due diligence by showing up in record numbers.
Unfortunately, her wording was off-putting to many.
The actress appeared on MSNBC where she stated: ‘The women of color showed up in big ways. Of course, you saw in Georgia, what Black women have done, but Latina women were the real heroines here, beating men in turnout in every state and voting for Biden-Harris at an average rate close to three-to-one.’
Understandably, some people were confused as to why she would pit Latina and Black women against each other.
About my MSNBC interview, Black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, something we have seen played out in this election as well as previous ones. Black women absolutely should be applauded and lifted up! They brought this victory home in a BIG way! I was com
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) November 9, 2020
She took to Twitter to clear some things up where she explained she was speaking directly to the Latino community.
‘About my MSNBC interview, Black women have long been the backbone of the Democratic Party, something we have seen played out in this election as well as previous ones. Black women absolutely should be applauded and lifted up! They brought this victory home in a BIG way! I was comparing Latinas to Latino men. Not black women. I meant Latinas were the ones who showed up for our LatinX community. Finally, Black women don’t have to do it alone. Latina women and other women of color are standing with them and growing their voice and power. Together we are Unstoppable!!! Black women turned out 90% for Biden. I as a Latina, aspire to be as engaged as effective as they are!’
Her explanation definitely helped her case and people understood where she was coming from.