I can see the sentiment here, truly. When Hilary was running, a major pro of voting for her, in my mind, was that she'd be busting through one of the biggest glass ceilings women have ever known in this country, if not the biggest and most impregnable. There's nothing wrong with thinking that way, as long as you still vote for the person who you think is most qualified and the person you think will make the best changes. Or if you see both candidates as similarly suited for the job and that last factor pushes you in favor of one over the other.Also aren't you black? If so then I think it's crazy that here is an exceptional opportunity for our country to have the first black president are you're possibly voting for Grandpa?
I guess I've always thought that racism and sexism were necessarily discriminatory and oppressive. Acknowledging that a minority being elected President would be a huge sign of progress in the fight AGAINST racism and/or sexism - I don't see that as racist or sexist. Probably the opposite, really. As FM said, you'd need to do better than to vote for someone solely on that basis, but I don't think Jen meant it that way, and I don't see anything wrong with making it a factor in your voting.