At 78, the California Democrat's fierce opposition and one-liners dished out against President Donald Trump's administration have made her a darling to liberals.She's been called "the new first lady of throwing shade" and "Auntie Maxine" for her blunt, no-nonsense style -- raising her profile in the age of Trump.
And this liability has always been more pronounced in public, predominantly white spaces.
"As I have said many times, I respect Congresswoman Maxine Waters for being sincere in her beliefs," he said.
"I said that again today on Fox & Friends calling her 'old school.' Unfortunately, I also made a jest about her hair which was dumb. And let us get on with discussing the real issues of this country!
We are culturally and genetically bred differently; and, society has been conditioned to see black and white women in conflicting regards.
Thus, we are impacted differently by similar actions. Black women have to be especially strategic when it comes to giving up the goods.
Waters made waves as a new congresswomen when she burst uninvited into a 1992 meeting held by President George H. She was the subject of a nearly three-year investigation after being accused of improperly seeking government assistance for One United Bank, a minority-owned bank in which her husband held a financial interest, during the 2008 financial meltdown.
My height was always a problem and never an asset for me.
I apologize." He also brought it up during his show "The O'Reilly Factor.""I'd like to say to women out there everywhere, don't allow these right-wing talking heads, these dishonorable people, to intimidate you or scare you. "She worked in a garment factory, but later became part of Head Start, a federal program for children from poor families.
It was from there that she jumped into local politics and became a strong voice on social issues, including civil rights, women and urban issues. She demanded to have her voice heard, as her district included South Central LA.
It seems like every week there is a new study about black women ranking number one in something perceived negatively—abortions, births out of wedlock, multiple baby fathers.
And, among the popular defenses is that black women are not alone in these statistics.