Kamala Devi Harris Breaks One of Two Glass Ceiling For Women, Becomes Vice President-Elect of The United States
By Rev. Roger Mills, Jr., AM Publisher - Nov. 7, 2020
Just before noon on Saturday, November 7, 2020 CNN and other major news outlets called Pennsylvania for Biden-Harris. With the call Biden-Harris received Pennsylvania's 20 electoral college vote, propelling them past the 270 count needed to be President-Vice President Elect, setting the stage for a historical night in Wilmington, Delaware.
At 8:00 p.m. the daughter of immigrant, Vice President Elect, Kamala Harris walk on stage waving her hands and all smile, wearing a white pantsuit. The white pantsuit was a statement on several fronts.
The Vice President-Elect acceptance speech was gracious, inspiring, of homage and finally, the introduction of President-Elect Joe Biden.
The white pantsuit paid homage to the women suffrage movement, a symbol of moral purity, alongside green for purity and purple for dignity. Secondly, it reminds us that Shirley Chisholm wore white as she became the first African American woman elected to Congress in 1968. Then, Geraldine Ferraro, who wore all white to accept Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984 presidential campaign. Finally, Hillary Clinton, who wore a white pantsuit to accept the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2016.
Harris stated, "I stand on their shoulders" those who fought for voting rights at the beginning of the 20th century, and or the "new generation" that had exercise those rights last week.
Before introduction the President-Elect, Vice President-Elect Harris told all women and young girls, "While I may be the first woman in this office, I won't be the last."
It has taken 243 years for the forbidden glass ceiling for women to be broken. In becoming the first woman Vice President; First African American woman Vice President; First South Asian American Vice President; Frist HBCU, Howard University, graduate Vice President; First Alpha Kappa Alpha Vice President and First Vice President from California.
Kamala Harris has broking one of the two glass ceiling. The question now becomes how long will it take for a woman to receive the title "President Elect".
Vice President Elect Harris left no doubts that she is ready for the road ahead.
Here is Kamala's acceptance speech, compliment of BlackDoctor.org