A Momentous Step in Politics: President Biden’s for Supreme Court Justice

Britta Wolker, Journalist

The year 2021 marked a very significant step in politics in which Kamla Harris, the first black-Indian female, became vice president of the United States. There is a huge sense of pride in having one’s eyes glued to the television screen when seeing someone different for a change. Even our modern age has not experienced much of a shift in the diversification of the country’s political leaders.

In recent news, President Biden has resurfaced his vow to nominate the first black woman to the U. S. Supreme court. Ensuring an equal amount of representation not only sets the stage for the present but for the decades to come, when non-white representatives will no longer be a topic of shocking discussion. America is represented by a melting pot of culture and tradition; there should be no reason to relate back to old-fashioned ways of most commonly electing white male representatives.

Texas senator Ted Cruz received backlash in his response to President Biden’s proposition. In the talk-show Verdict with Ted Cruz, he had claimed that Biden’s actions were offensive. Cruz spoke with clear opposition in stating that a black woman will be voted not on the basis of her qualifications, but on that of her race. Most appalling was his rationale that a white woman would thus never be nominated because of President Biden’s insistence that the Supreme Court nomination must go to a Black woman. Cruz has received immense backlash for his wild take on reversing racism onto white people as the oppressed group. In his mind, he saw Biden’s idea as a threat, a fear of his power being stripped away from him.

“Women are truly the future. Black Women are the future. It is ridiculous to assume that someone is simply not deserving or capable of handling an important position simply on the basis of their race or gender. Give people a chance before you choose to judge,” noted junior Meriam Chebil. If change does not occur now, society will lay at the fault for promoting centuries of discrimination and underrepresentation. “I cannot live to see our society take such meager baby steps in creating change,” continues Chebil, “the matter is simple: we start now or we embarrass ourselves to forever be in a country that will refuse to elect non-white female representatives.