Seven prominent Black women activists have made a strong case, and a bit of stir, in a Washington Post Op-Ed, “Biden Still Needs Black Women.
The question is this: if we appear to hold Joe Biden hostage with a demand to have a Black woman as vice-president, are we alienating people we need?
God knows we should have done it when we actually had a Black President-why didn’t we demand in 2008 and 2012 that Obama put a Black woman on the Supreme Court, the exact move Biden is promising now-but did not?
Biden has promised us our first Black woman Supreme Court Justice.
So Black opinion leaders asking for vice president and Supreme Court Justice is the kind of representation we need to counter the inequalities we have endured forever in this country.