We should celebrate Mia Love and Tim Scott

Black people in the US are as different as their skin tones. No one voice can speak for all. Over the years the media has anointed the loudest voice as the leader, but that person only represented a segment of our many voices. Tuesday night Mia Love became the first Republican black woman ever elected to Congress, and Tim Scott became the first black man elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. This is historic, but the NAACP has failed to acknowledge these laudable accomplishments and that is simply not right. They are conservatives and many in the black community do not share their view of the role of government. It is ok to disagree with them but to ignore them is another thing. You can applaud their accomplishments without embracing their ideology. They made history and that should not be ignored it should be applauded.

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  • LPM  On November 7, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Agreed

  • WalknRun1  On November 7, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I get your point, but what about Edward M Brooke? He was elected in 1966. I believe that was after Reconstruction.

    • musesofamom  On November 7, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      My bad. I should have said first black man from South Carolina since Reconstruction.

  • elogam  On November 10, 2014 at 2:27 am

    I’m very happy that she won. Actually she should have won two years ago, but there was a Libertarian on the ballot that siphoned off votes from her and the Democrat won. He decided he didn’t want to run for reelection and thus Love made history. I’ll be watching her, I expect great things.

    As far as the NAA(L)CP acknowledging her feat, don’t hold your breath. They have already given Scott an “F” on caring about the poor, mainly because there is a (R) next to his name and he has dark skin. He doesn’t vote “the right way”. One day people will realize that when you give 96% of your support to one party, that party takes you for granted and the other party doesn’t make an effort to reach out to you. Republicans are reaching, I hope they are received warmly.

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