Black women are the backbone of our democracy, as Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris — the first Black, South Asian, and woman vice president — said in her victory speech on Saturday. We are the visionaries, the leaders, the fighters, and the healers. We always deliver — even when society constantly tries to tear us down and eradicate our contributions and existence from history.
I want to speak directly to the Black women in our country. Thank you. You are too often overlooked, and yet are asked time and again to step up and be the backbone of our democracy. We could not have done this without you.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 9, 2020
"In a society that constantly silences intersectional communities, including those who are often stuck in the middle like Black Latinx people, it is not okay to add to the erasure of our voices.