Earlier this week (August 11, 2020), the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, announced that present California State Senator and former California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, would be his running mate. I wasn’t at all surprised at his choice as he had hinted at picking a black woman as his running mate almost as soon as he was picked as the candidate for his party. The liberal Dems seem overjoyed at Kamala being the pick to run for ol’ Joe because they have deemed themselves the champions of blacks and women’s rights, so Biden, in their eyes, couldn’t have chosen a better candidate.
Before I go any further, let me state that I am not a race man, as I believe we are all created in the image of Almighty God, albeit we are not all His children (John 1:12). I find the modern discussions on race as a means to explain what is going on in this crazy world of ours both old and tedious. I have grown weary of folks yelling “Racist!” at every white person who “victimizes” a black person in some tragic circumstance but have no criticism if the situation were flipped. Don’t get me wrong, there are racists in this beloved country of ours, but I believe they are relatively rare and I believe racism isn’t a major problem in the US. As I have stated beforehand, I won’t say I don’t see color, but your skin color is as far as I’ll go. I often find myself talking about race basically because everyone else does. I look forward to the day when we will stop looking at the world through the lens of race and judge each other “not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Anyway, let me be straightforward – Kamala Harris is not black, as her mother is a full-blooded, red-dot Indian and her father is of white and black descent. I know folks want to throw around the “one-drop rule”, but I think that’s a man-made concept, not an actual one; if that’s the case, a lot of folks who think they’re white are actually black. Also, for someone of mixed race, the race rule could go either way. Some folks don’t know what to think of people who have a white parent and a black one; are they black or are they white? Try this one: They’re human!
Anyway, Joe Biden knew what he was doing in his choice of Harris. Having been the runner-up to one Barack Obama has helped Joe prepare for this moment, Obama being the product of a white parent and a black one. Mr. Obama wasn’t one to shy away from his black side and he would play it up to his advantage. Not only was he the liberal Democrats’ darling, the mere fact he had a little more melanin in his skin than the average President meant his supporters would be willing to defend him from any criticism, be it about his ears to his policies. Anyone who was “stupid” enough to speak negative of Saint Obama was labeled as racist.
Kamala Harris represents the best of two worlds and JB knows it, because with Harris he gets Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in one package. If the din of criticism gets too loud, Harris’ supporters can chalk it up to her critics being either racist or misogynist.
So, folks, don’t be fooled because the choice of Kamala Harris as Vice President is, in my opinion, a planned strategy. I seriously believe that Joe Biden’s supporters aren’t too confident about his chances of winning in November, but his pick of Harris is sure to bring in the black and women votes in an effort to (try to) knock off the “racist/misogynistic” Donald Trump. Also, if Joe pitches forward (my slang for “passes away”) anytime soon, the Dems can brag that they have the first “black” woman to sit as President in the White House.
Many folks refer to black conservatives as “tools” and “tokens,” but I think the only tool and token is a supposed black woman running as Joe Biden’s running mate.
Take care of yourselves and I’ll see you on the rebound.