Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Herstory

We have a new Assembly Speaker in California. Her name is Karen Bass, and she is the first African American woman in the nation's history to lead a legislative house.

Got that? IN THE NATION'S HISTORY.

Right here. In California. In her acceptance speech, she urged lawmakers to toss aside partisanship and "harness the power of our common humanity." She said, "We have to toss aside the boxes we put ourselves in, and the labels we place on others, and come together to get the job done."

This is woman's wisdom. And I say, finally. A story I can get behind. A story that gives me hope. A story made for history books, out of her story.

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