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2020 Maybe just maybe America is turning that corner

In 2008 I was transfixed to my television screen with tears in my eyes as Barack Obama and his family celebrated his historic victory, becoming the first African American President of the United States of America in Chicago’s Grant Park.
Here was a moment I never believed I would live to see.
Here was a man that looked like me
Here was a family that looked like mine.
Here was a family that was now the FIRST family.
It was a moment that I will always remember. It said to me that maybe just maybe, America has turned a corner. Perhaps people of color will finally be afforded the respect that they have always deserved. Maybe America was finally going to live up to the words on which it was founded that all people are created equal. Maybe Doctor Martin Luther King Jr’s dream that we will be judged by our character’s content and not the color of our skin was finally on the cusp of becoming a reality.
But then came 2016, and even though, for eight years, President Obama and his entire family were the personifications of grace and dignity, America elected a man who was the polar opposite. A man who campaigned on division and tactically embraced racism. Maybe I thought to myself, America hasn’t turned that corner.
But as miserable as 2020 has been, something special was happening. 2020 saw the rise of the Coalition of the Righteous. A coalition of varying ethnic and religious groups, gender and sexual orientations, young and old, and they were ready to rebuke Donald Trump’s message of racism and bigotry.
Today the hope I had in 2008 is building in my heart again. On Saturday night, I beamed with happiness as I watch Senator Kamala Harris. a woman of color, address our country as the first female Vice President-Elect. It was an emotional moment as I thought to myself, for 400 years, they have tried to silence us, but here Senator Harris stood, and as she spoke, you could almost hear the wind whispering in the background saying:
WE ARE STILL HERE, AND WE ARE EXTRAORDINARY!
SAY IT LOUD I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD!

Rejoice Today – Get Back to Work Tomorrow

Let us celebrate!
Let us rejoice!
Let us revel in this moment!
But
Let us not rest!
Let us not believe the battle is over!

The wicked witch is dead, but sadly we have not brought back values to Washington as most of his enablers have been rewarded with re-election. They are already talking about putting roadblocks in Biden’s way.

In the House, they picked up seats, and at the State level, they picked up Governor houses, ensuring attacks on people of color, the LGBT community, Women’s rights, and the poor will continue.

Trump and McConnell have ensured the courts are stacked against real progress for decades.

Let’s be clear Tuesday was a very good night for Republicans. Yes, we got rid of the face of stupidity, but the heart still beats strong.

We must not rest!
We must continue to rise as one!
We must continue to make our voices heard!
We must drown out the hatred in the heart of 67 million Americans who voted for Trump!
We must continue to demand change!
We must ensure America provides liberty and justice for all!

We are the Coalition of The Righteous, and we will are just starting.