In light of Geraldine Ferraro's death, I'd like to discuss her life. She opened up many doors for women, at an individual level and on a more global scale. She started out as a district attorney for a special victims unit in Queens, focusing mostly on sexual abuse and child/elder abuse. She also advocated for women raped in Yugoslavia during the ethnic conflict. She also ran as the first female and Italian-American vice president in 1984. Even though she was only given this opportunity because a man chose her, stating "The time had come to eliminate the barriers to women of America and to reap the benefits of drawing talents from all Americans, including women," she still accomplished a lot on her own accord. Race played into how she was perceived by the public as people zeroed in on her family and attacked her husband for bad business and attributing it to being Italian American. Much later on in her life, she supported Hillary Clinton on her campaign for the 2008 presidential election, but appeared to imply that Barack Obama only got where he was because of his race. How does race and gender play into how this obituary was written? How does it play into the controversies during her life?