While talking about her memoir titled ‘I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds,’ Sunny Hostin also argued as to why, in her opinion, Kamala Harris becoming the Vice President is such a huge step forward! Here’s what she had to say!
The View host stressed that black women have the right to represent and be represented at such a high level in the government.
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During a new interview for HollywoodLife, Sunny talked about why Kamala becoming the Vice President elect means so much.
Sunny told the site that ‘I co-wrote a Washington Post essay this summer with an incredible group of Black female activists and celebs about the need for a Black woman Vice-President and a Black agenda. I got hate mail in response from people who asked, ‘How dare you demand [Joe Biden] pick a Black woman?’
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She went on to share that ‘My response is that Black women have always been the rock of the Democratic party. We are its most loyal voting bloc. Other voting blocs make demands of candidates all the time, based on their own agendas. Why cannot Black women ask for representation at the highest levels of government? It is our time. We deserve the representation. We have earned it.’
Sure enough, Kamala Harris has made history in more than just one way!
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After all, not only is she the first Black woman holding this position, she is actually the first Black and first woman VP in general – period!
Furthermore, Harris is the first biracial person and the first person of South Asian heritage to become the Vice President!
For more on what The View co-host had to say about Kamala Harris’ history-making election as well as her own memoir and other social and racial issues, check out the interview in its entirety!