HBCU family, it seems that two black women, and also HBCU grads in the political world are being vetted by Joe Biden as his potential vice president choice.
When asked what advice he would give Biden, House Majority Whip James Clyburn said during a recent interview with NPR that he should consider choosing a black woman as his running mate.
“I really believe that we’ve reached a point in this country where African American women need to be rewarded for the loyalty that they’ve given to this party,” Clyburn said. “So I would really be pushing for an African American female to go on the ticket.”
Of course, there are many black women in the field to choose from. For example, take Sen. Kamala Harris (Howard University), who had suddenly decided to end her campaign for the Democratic nomination in late 2019 or serial entrepreneur and political leader Stacey Abrams (Spelman College). Clyburn also mentioned Democratic Reps. Marcia Fudge (Ohio), Val Demings (Fla.), Karen Bass (Calif.) and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms as good potential VP choices, according to The Root.
From The Root:
Incidentally, Biden had named four women who he would consider sharing a ticket with last November. Abrams’ name was among them as Biden referred to her as “the woman who should have been the governor of Georgia.” Beyond that, Biden also pledged last month to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court if he’s elected.
Black women represent one of the Democratic party’s most important voting blocks as they are the most consistent demographic in voting blue atover 90%. Black women are also not here to be political mules for Democrats or any politician for that matter, but adding one to the presidential ticket may go a long way in showing them that they are appreciated. Maybe Clyburn is right.
In the past, Biden said that he would like for Michelle Obama to be his running mate and talked with her about it too.
Clyburn graduated from South Carolina State University.