Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced his decision, on Tuesday, August 11, to add Kamala Harris to his ticket, making her the first Black woman to become a vice presidential candidate.
The announcement came with the Democratic National Convention right around the corner.
And while the whole world waited for Biden to finally announce his choice, it was over 100 Black men who took matters into their own hands to tell the candidate who he should pick.
In an open letter sent to Biden, these men expressed the importance of adding a Black woman to the ticket and assured him that if he didn’t he’d lost the election.
“As someone who has said throughout the campaign that VP Joe Biden needs to choose a Black woman VP, the urgency for that pick has gone from something that SHOULD happen to something that HAS to happen,” the letter stated. “It disgusts us that Black women are not just being vetted in this VP process but unfairly criticized and scrutinized.”