- The new vice president-elect of America, Kamala Harris, has appreciated the efforts of black women in the 2020 US presidential elections
- Kamala said the victory of the Democratic Party would not have been possible without their inputs
- The vice president-elect's post received mixed reactions as some tweeps said that she failed to acknowledge other races
The American vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, on Monday, November 9, spoke to black women in the US.
In a Twitter post, she thanked them as she said black women have often been despised despite the repeated calls for them to push the nation’s democracy forward.
Kamala explained that the victory she and president-elect Joe Biden secured at the poll could not have been possible without their help.
As at the time of writing this report, her post had over 9,000 comments with close to 500,000 likes as people in their thousands engaged the post.
See her post below:
Below are some of the comments her post got:
"OK, maybe you’re right but you couldn’t have done it without white women too. Kudos to women of colour but I don’t think they are overlooked. Let’s take the colour issue out of it and give each other credit."
"You couldn’t have done it without all the white women who voted for you at the same time in the elections, furthermore when you say directly it’s also missing the fact that not all black women vote or voted in one's favour. I am very pleased you have made history but make more."
"I love you VP Elect! My daughters are inspired by you. Thank you!"
"Thank you, MVP. We were built for moments like this. We got your back."
"Thank you. This means so much to me and so many other black women. The grace you've shown to everyone is inspiring. I'm so glad I voted for you and Joe. I'm so proud of you, fellow Bison."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Kamala's husband Doug Emhoff will become the first male spouse of a vice president in the United States after her swearing-in ceremony.
He will become the first second gentleman of the United States. Doug was born to Jewish parents in the New York City borough of Brooklyn on October 13, 1964.
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