In Barak Obama we see the rejection of the black victimization role model. Absent are appearances of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Present are articulate speeches and optimistic messages and the absence of race as a differentiating factor. Present also is a string of victories and the best shot at a black man becoming president.

In the party’s rejection of the Hillary coronation we see a rejection of the old feminist role model. The new model of women’s power does not embrace shrill rhetoric and sexual ambiguity. The new women seeking to occupy the law offices, doctors offices, and corporate boardrooms no longer see their sex as a divine right of victimhood. They are willing to compete on a level playing field and not yield their sexual identity to do it.

It is a credit to our progress in racial and sexual equality that these factors should no longer matter.