So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’m fully aware of the fact that I’m going to piss some people off with this post. However, I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t objective, man. Now, with that being said, I don’t like this trend that I’m seeing among people. There’s this idea that we can’t critique folks and still support them. All I can say is, this presidential election has REALLY highlighted this phenomenon. I mean, the need to remove Donald Trump has been so strong, we’ve been willing to settle for whoever has been presented to us. In any case, while I definitely intend to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November, I reserve the right to question some of their past actions.
Ok, for those who are living under a rock, Biden recently announced that he wants Harris to be his running mate in the upcoming election. Now, this news has splintered segments of the internet. On one hand, a lot of people are excited that a Black woman is in this position for the first time in history. Frankly, from a political standpoint, Harris is more than qualified for the job. On the other hand, there are a number of folks who have The Rock eyebrow about the combo of Biden and Harris. All I know is, both sides have a legitimate point, fam.
Look, when we’re talking about Biden and Harris, they both have questionable moments in their history. Now, when it comes to Biden, look no further than the 1994 Crime Bill. Whether we’re speaking on longer prison sentences or the commission of more prisons, the bill was devastating for the Black community. Shit, the entire Bill Clinton administration built its “tough on crime” rep on the backs of countless minorities, bruh. So, I don’t understand why cats get upset when people bring that up. Like, it actually happened, son. It’s a hat that Biden has to wear. Plain and simple.
Now, in regards to Harris, she had an “interesting” run as a prosecutor in California. To be fair, she wasn’t some demon spawn who fucked over everyone she came across. However, there were numerous moments in her career that were troubling, son. Real talk, her office did a terrible job of protecting the rights of wrongfully convicted people. Her office also did a suspect job of investigating misconduct from various law enforcement officials. In both cases, she alleged that she wasn’t always aware of the actions of some of the individuals in her office. Either way, that’s not an acceptable answer, man.
In the end, I know what a lot of people may be thinking right now, fam. “LC, we don’t have time for this shit. We’re trying to get Trump out of office.” Ultimately, that is absolutely correct, fam. By and by, when November 3rd hits, I’ll be at the polls selecting Biden and Harris. But, I’m still a firm believer in calling out our elected officials. At the end of the day, they’re asking for OUR vote. Meaning, we should be able to question moments from their past. The way I see it, this “all or nothing” attitude that some people have spits in the face of objectivity. Keeping it a buck, these people are being chosen to support OUR needs. So, we need to make sure that we’re ALWAYS holding them accountable. That is all. LC out.