AMERICA’S favourite television presenter is paying a painful price for her intervention in the US presidential campaign last month. Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed a “traitor” by some of her female fans for supporting Barack Obama instead of Hillary Clinton. (Source)The simplistic media coverage of the way people vote is largely to blame. I hear the primaries painted as if there's such a thing as the Hispanic, black, female, gay, evangelical, whatever vote. It seems to me that it is racist to suggest that the "black vote" will go to Obama and sexist to say that the "female vote" will go to Hillary, as it treats black (resp. female) voters as if they all care about the same issues in the same way. What has happened to Oprah must be illustrative of the problems facing voters who are black and female across America.