Biden Makes the Right Choice

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By Rosetta Miller PerryDemocratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden made not just the right pick but the best choice Wednesday when he selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice-Presidential pick. Harris becomes the first Black woman and first woman of color on a national ticket, and fulfills a promise Biden had made earlier that he would have a woman VP. However no one should look at Harris as a mere token tabbed to appease or mollify a constituency,Indeed, she is far more qualified to hold either spot on the ticket than the current resident of the White House. She’s a former prosecutor and state Attorney General, someone who truly respects and understands the rule of law, but also recognizes that the judicial system has long been flawed and often worked against rather than for African Americans, people of color, and the poor. She’s an HBCU graduate who can speak up for colleges and universities that seldom get either the attention or resources that they need. As an AKA soror, Harris is also very much a part of the Black Greek tradition of community service and civic activism.The Trump administration is already making snide and cheap attacks on her, despite the...