Biden has predictably chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate and thus, probably President in four years time. Her selection seemed a no-brainer as she’s a goer with first-class credentials and was a standout among the female contenders to whom he’d foolishly confined his selection.
I say foolish as openly prescribing a female running mate screamed of patronising tokenism. How much more dramatic would the impact had been had he simply picked Kamala from the full field.
That said, her garrulous acceptance speech grated. To be sure it wasn’t of the “Be Kind” ilk for which in all of human history there’s no precedent for such infantilism being inflicted on a nation. But she did go on a bit.
One thing that irks is the constant tiresome media representation of her as black, and even worse, as a “woman of colour.” First, she’s not bloody black but has an enviable tan complexion. And as for this “of colour” crap, show me another human being whose skin is not a colour. It’s time this clumsy term was abandoned.