Amy Schiller

Amy Schiller writes about politics, feminism, philanthropy and pop culture. She previously worked for five years as a political organizer and non-profit fundraising consultant. 

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John Kerry, the Most Progressive Pick for the State Department?

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The optics of Susan Rice’s withdrawal from consideration for secretary of State are disheartening. Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio attributed racism and sexism to the campaign against Rice, with Marcus writing that “the attack had something to do with Rice’s gender, and her sharp elbows and sometimes sharper tongue,” while Fudge said “[Republican senators] have never called a male 'unqualified,' 'not bright,' 'not trustworthy,' …there is a clear sexism and racism that goes with these comments.”