Black and White Tandem
Photo by BP Miller
Biden took a bite out of 2020 and Trumped his opponent to become the 46th president elect of the United States. He historically chose a black woman as his running mate, an audacious move that has broken multiple barriers. Can the powerhouse biracial tandem reroute America from going down the path of self destruction?
Uprooting Trump's trunk from America's leadership soil is half the battle. The better question should be will Joe and Kamala be able to help the U.S. flourish again? They're inheriting a country submerged under health and racial pandemics, steep wealth gap, erosive school culture, degenerating inequality, fractured foreign relationships, and stark climate crisis. This sounds more like an equation for failure, but yet America is hopeful.
It is hoping that Biden's 36 years in the senate and two terms as vice president will be enough to swing white Americans to sit at the biracial table as Kamala seeks to influence minorities to join the party.
COVID-19 is not the only factor that has caused the U.S. to be socially distanced. Like Corona, did #45 infect enough people to leave a lingering catastrophe for years to come? With approximately 68 million people voting for four more year of his tactics and Republicans seeking to keep a stronghold majority in the House of Representatives, change may be a slow process. Joe and Kamala are hopeful that their iconic white male and black female combo working together will serve as a catalyst to push the unity envelope and begin to glue the fabric of the American culture to a productive state.
While half of America's divisive nation are celebrating the momentous victory, January 21st, 2021 will present an ironic solution that millions of people will overlook. Joe Biden will place his left hand on a Bible, raise his right and utter 35 words: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States.” Miraculous transformations would take place in America if the Bible was to be the standard for that oath. Right and wrong would have a solid moral compass, justice and equity would embody impartial applications. Imagine that? The United States and the world don't have to look for a historic black and white quick fix ticket, the solution to humanity's problems is in the black and white scriptures Jesus died for centuries ago.