Gloria Steinem on Gender, Race in Election 2008

"Ain't I a woman?" Abolitionist Sojouner Truth posed the question more than 150 years ago. Truth — a former slave — helped frame a complex face-off between race and gender.

Today, the Clinton-Obama race has brought the issue to a rolling boil for some. A New York Times op-ed penned earlier this year by veteran feminist leader Gloria Steinem helped spark the debate.

She joins Farai Chideya to offer her insight. Steinem is a co-founder of the Women's Media Center.

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