“Never In My Lifetime”

Vice President Kamala Harris

I like the fact that America never ceases to amaze. Sometimes life makes you wonder, ponder and even question life itself. Makes you wonder why things are the way they are, why things happen when they happen and ultimately why people do what people do.

But alas, life has a way of revealing itself and providing answers. The answer oftentimes is not the one that you want, but the answer offers an opportunity for a choice. Having a choice, or a chance, is one of the elemental ingredients of democracy.

During his time as President, I questioned why Barack Obama chose not to nominate a black woman for the Supreme Court (I understood President Obama’s position. The Senate had his hands tied). To be honest I wondered out loud why a Latina (Sonia Sotomayor) was chosen before a black woman. I was really disappointed by this due to the fact that black women have sacrificed more, endured more and benefited the least of all of the races and genders in the history of this country except Native Americans. They deserve to have an opportunity to lead the social justice of America from the highest court and their time is long overdue! I have not forgotten this Mitch McConnell….

As noted earlier life sometimes provides answers. And, every now and then said answers can provide unbelievable moments of amazement. My question: will a black woman ever serve on the Supreme Court? The answer: Chief Justice Sotomayor will swear in Kamala Harris as the first woman, a black woman, as the Vice President! Never in my lifetime!

Never in my lifetime did I think a Presidential candidate would have the courage and foresight to select a black woman as a running mate. More so, never in my lifetime did I think that America-at-Large would have the courage and foresight to elect her to office.

Congratulations Madam Vice President. The pride and fulfillment you have given me by ascending to this office I simply cannot express with words, other than to respectfully say, you are amazing. Thank you President Biden for making the choice to give a black woman a chance. Good luck to you both. God bless us all.

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