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.”
The new VP was referring to the fact that 90% of Black women’s votes went to the Biden-Harris ticket, helping the Democrats score big margins in heavily Black cities such as Detroit, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. Despite President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about women and sexual-abuse allegations, most white females — roughly 55% — supported President Donald Trump.
Representation is powerful. Women, and especially women of color, have waited generations to finally see themselves at the highest level of government. Not only is Harris the first such woman to ascend to the second highest office in our country — she is also the daughter of immigrants. Her story reflects the experience of millions of Americans. Little girls will finally be able to see themselves fully reflected in their government. As Vice President-elect Harris said in the address she gave after her win,