Kamala Harris to Make History as the First Black, Woman VP
I have tears in my eyes as I write this. I never thought I would see the day that a woman, especially a woman of color, Kamala Harris, would be the Vice President of the United States of America!
As multiple news organizations called the 2020 Presidential race in favor of Joe Biden, after he won Pennsylvania, another reality sunk in. We are now witnessing the first African & Southeast Asian woman become Vice President-elect. To many, it might not seem like that big of a deal, but to me and countless other women of color, it's a dream come true. It's also important to Historically Black College and University Graduates, myself included (I attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee). Kamala, who attended Howard University in Washington D.C., represents so many under-represented groups, who have been marginalized in this country for centuries.
Just like when Barack Obama was elected the first African-American President, it's not only an important moment in history, it's an important moment for so many people who have been told that they would never be anything, due to their gender or the color of their skin. This gives me hope that the majority of decent people in our country want equality and want everyone to have the chance to live the American Dream. For a few years now, I wasn't sure that's what the majority of Americans wanted. Today, I am again proud American. I'm proud of what we did. Thank you to everyone who put hate aside and embraced real leadership, unity, equality, equity, decency, empathy and the other values that the world has come to expect from us. We did it!