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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Seat at the Table: The Journey of Black Politicians in the U.S.

When it comes to a seat at the table, the seating arrangement isn't just about who's invited—it's about who gets heard. Buckle up, folks, because we're going on a ride through the complex and riveting journey of Black politicians in the U.S. If you've got a seat, keep it. If you don't, this might just be your clarion call.

Imagine walking into a room filled with mahogany tables and leather chairs, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the tangible scent of power. Now, look around you—what do you see? Let me guess, it's a room full of politicians that looks more like a still from Mad Men than a modern, 21st-century tapestry of America. Let's disrupt that image, shall we? I'm talking about an increasing—but not yet sufficiently represented—presence of Black politicians who've finally earned their seat at the table. But it ain't just about having a seat; it's about shaking that table until the silverware clatters.

Now, let's talk about a habit we should all adopt, like, yesterday. Every morning when you sip your dark roast, flip through the news, or—let’s be honest—scroll through LinkedIn, look for a name you've never seen before. Not just any name, but the name of a Black politician on the rise. Could be a city council member, a state rep, or even someone aiming for the big leagues. Take five minutes to read about what they stand for. By doing this, you're giving these politicians the one thing they need the most—your attention. Because a seat at the table is good, but an attentive audience? That’s power.

Ah, the thrill of potential, the awe of witnessing the tides change; these are not just daily habits, but the pulse of a society in motion. Get excited about these individuals who are quite literally rewriting history with every bill passed, every statement made, and every injustice called out. Share their achievements, engage in discussions about their policies. These aren't just feel-good stories for your social feed; they are the stepping stones toward a future that respects all voices.

Let's talk about Shirley Chisholm, shall we? Not just as the first Black woman elected to Congress but as the audacious contender for the Democratic presidential nomination back in 1972. She had a seat, but she wasn't content with just that. She saw that table, covered with its sterile white cloth, and she set it on fire with her convictions. That’s what a seat at the table is really about—it's not a destination, but a starting point. It's not about having a say; it's about making change. It’s the quintessential narrative of the journey of Black politicians in the U.S. So the next time you see a vacant chair in a room of power, don't just fill it—ignite it.

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