Yesterday, Senator Kamala Harris was chosen as Joe Biden’s VP pick for president. The internet is a whirl. I danced and shouted, and felt a bit of relief. And when it settled down, I realized that while she is the first woman of color to be nominated for national office by a major political party, I have stopped setting my sights on representation politics. Though, there is a part of me that exists in grattitude for it.
So where am I? I keep thinking about this quote by Angela Davis when she spoke about voting for Biden in November,
“I don’t think this election is about choosing a candidate that can lead us in the right direction. It is about choosing a candidate that can be most effectively pressured into making more space for the evolving anti racist movement. Biden is problematic. He is against the disbandment of police. BUT he is FAR MORE likely to take mass demands seriously. Far more likely, than the current occupant.”
I’m team #BIDENHARRIS2020 Can’t wait to vote with you in November!