Ignoring Trump and his GOP sycophants who have decided to milk this transition time for every last dollar they can squeeze out of their supporters while casting doubt on our institutions, the question becomes what now?
We did it, we defeated racism and it’s all good now right?
Former Ohio State Senator and co-chair of Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign, Nina Turner, joined the 8 Black Hands broadcast to speak her truth on what this election means for Black America and the battle to liberate Black minds moving forward.
What is the vision for Black progress in America? What lessons were learned by Democratic leadership from winning the White House while losing seats in Congress? Nina Turner spoke on the need for for Democrats to be accountable to the people who helped carry them to the White House. Black and Brown folks showed out in the election, now what’s in it for them?
Senator Turner and the hands agreed that there was some sense of relief in removing Trump, the overtly racist, “cruelty is the point,” bigot-in-chief who has emboldened white nationalists. But beyond that, what does a single presidential election change? The conversation touched on making direct demands of our political leaders.
Dr. Charles Cole brought the conversation to education, asking what a Biden administration means for the fight to free Black minds. Students have been failed across political parties, and with no accountability there’s no reason to think this wouldn’t continue into a Biden term.
Citizen Stewart asked Ms. Turner about the fight for Black children and what it will look like moving forward. They covered everything from teacher’s unions to charter schools and federal and local school funding.
President-elect Biden made it a point to shout out educators, and let them know they had “one of their own” in the white house, but will our nation’s students feel that some love?
Breathe your sigh of relief, however tempered by the fascism-adjacent tendencies of Trump and his cronies dragging out a lost election. However, Keep pushing, don’t fall back, and be loud in demanding actual progress for our people.