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Sat Jan 23, 2021, 06:44 AM

THIS IS WHY CHANGE IS NECESSARY.



When folks donít understand why itís a big deal that Harris is the Vice President(no matter your political affiliation), itís helpful to use a simple visual aid.

See the red box? Until then, she would have been enslaved.

See the blue box? Until then, she couldnít vote.

The yellow box? Until then, she had to attend a segregated school.

And the green one? Until then she couldnít have her own bank account.

THIS IS WHY CHANGE IS NECESSARY.

[link:https://www.facebook.com/OccupyDemocrats/photos/a.517901514969574/4740216609404689/?type=3&theater|]

Brava!!!

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Reply THIS IS WHY CHANGE IS NECESSARY. (Original post)
Soph0571 Jan 2021 OP
malaise Jan 2021 #1
Irish_Dem Jan 2021 #2
TimeToGo Jan 2021 #34
Irish_Dem Jan 2021 #35
TimeToGo Jan 2021 #37
BumRushDaShow Jan 2021 #36
gademocrat7 Jan 2021 #3
pazzyanne Jan 2021 #9
llashram Jan 2021 #15
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #4
abqtommy Jan 2021 #5
OldBaldy1701E Jan 2021 #12
lastlib Jan 2021 #6
OldBaldy1701E Jan 2021 #10
MyOwnPeace Jan 2021 #7
HUAJIAO Jan 2021 #8
bucolic_frolic Jan 2021 #11
Augiedog Jan 2021 #14
Butterflylady Jan 2021 #13
llashram Jan 2021 #16
niyad Jan 2021 #17
milestogo Jan 2021 #18
lastlib Jan 2021 #21
ananda Jan 2021 #19
debsy Jan 2021 #20
BarbD Jan 2021 #22
billh58 Jan 2021 #25
airplaneman Jan 2021 #28
debsy Jan 2021 #29
billh58 Jan 2021 #31
treestar Jan 2021 #23
BobTheSubgenius Jan 2021 #24
sandensea Jan 2021 #26
PatrickforO Jan 2021 #27
mnhtnbb Jan 2021 #30
PatrickforO Jan 2021 #39
Olafjoy Jan 2021 #32
yuiyoshida Jan 2021 #33
electric_blue68 Jan 2021 #38
roamer65 Jan 2021 #40
CanonRay Jan 2021 #41
MustLoveBeagles Jan 2021 #42
Niagara Jan 2021 #43

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 06:50 AM

1. Great post

Get thee to the greatest page!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 06:52 AM

2. She couldn't get into law school before 1970 or so. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:00 PM

34. Women and black women went to law school before 1970

Now, clearly harder to get into - and thatís very real, but

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Response to TimeToGo (Reply #34)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:07 PM

35. For regular women with no connections or wealth it was

almost impossible. At least in midwest, middle class society.
It started changing around 1970.

Prior to that women were wives, secretaries, teachers, nurses.

I went to grad school around 1980 and it was a mixed male/female class.
Prior to that it had always been all male.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #35)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:22 PM

37. Yes, but it was the categorical statement I was reacting to

And some schools were not very open. I donít know yours, but there were definitely schools that were mixed in grad school before 1980.

But, we arenít really disagreeing big picture. It was tough and unfair for most of our history.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:17 PM

36. Sadie Alexander (UPenn 1927)

Sadie T. M. Alexander (1898-1989)
Posted on October 29, 2010 / Contributed by: Carla Garner



Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, Ph.D. graduation, University of Pennsylvania, 1921

Born two decades before American women won the right to vote, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander overcame obstacles as a woman and also as an African American in the elite profession of law. In 1927 she became the first black woman to gain admission to the Pennsylvania bar, beginning a long career advocating for civil and human rights.

https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/alexander-sadie-tanner-mossell-1898-1989/


That was back when Penn was allowing "negro" students but had a quota - basically no more than 2 (my grandfather was "quota'd" out of Penn Medical School but was accepted to Penn Dental school where he ultimately went).

One of my great-uncles (back in the late '20s) worked with Alexander in the courts and one of my aunts used to work with her for the city in Orphan's Court.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 06:54 AM

3. Moving onward and upward!

Vice President Kamala Harris leading the way for women to achieve the same aspirations as men.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:34 AM

9. Finally!

This 77 year old woman has been trying to accomplish this since 1966! Really thought we would have a woman president in 2016, and was sadly disappointed. Actually, knowing who and what DJT was, I was angry. So looking forward to Joe and Kamala! They certainly hit the ground running, much to my joy. (202 outlook: I am sleeping better, am happier and my mood has stabilized.)

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:06 AM

15. this

and on the mood thing? Same

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:10 AM

4. Powerful visual!

Ty Soph!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:11 AM

5. There is the saying that "Babies and politicians should be changed often, and for the same reason".

We know that the left-wing philosophy is to embrace change while the right-wing philosophy is to resist change
as long as they're benefiting from the status quo. That's the gist of politics.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:42 AM

12. Except term limits

There doesn't seem to be a lot of need for change in that department, at least according to the complete lack of discussion on this topic. Which is interesting to me, as I feel this is one of the first things that needs to change.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:53 AM

6. "That's the way it is"---

Unless you're Walter Cronkite, that's the dumbest phrase in the English language.

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Response to lastlib (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:40 AM

10. It has also been the excuse

most used when someone does not want something to change. This is usually because the person saying it is on the positive side of whatever it is that needs to be changed.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:27 AM

7. What a great thread!!!!

Not just from the "OP" (thanks, Soph!!) - but the comments! Put 'em all together and we have more well-thought-out-ideas and lessons than we've had in the past 4 years from BunkerBoy and his mis-administration!

GREAT STUFF!!!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:33 AM

8. The GREEN box surprised me and I've been around since FDR.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:41 AM

11. Green box? Really?

I just don't know, because I remember my mom talking about saving her money in a bank in the 1940s. No mention ever of her needing a cosigner. And I'm sure mom and dad had separate bank accounts by the 60s, they had separate passbooks, which I guess is a term unknown now. It was the little ledger book that entered your debits, credits, and balance - a record of what you held in a bank.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:03 AM

14. There were numerous states where women were restricted from financial independence.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:58 AM

13. Hit it on the head.

Kamala will be unbelievable as a VP.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:07 AM

16. this

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:15 AM

17. Thank you for this excellent OP.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:19 AM

18. Where did they find a picture of Cheney smiling?

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Response to milestogo (Reply #18)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 10:33 AM

21. it's not a smile--it's his snarl.

There is no joy in the hole where they installed a borrowed heart.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:41 AM

19. Shared.

Thank you!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 10:11 AM

20. If she had lived in the south as a black woman...

...she would likely not have been able to vote in practice until the the 24th Amendment (abolishing pol taxes) was ratified in the Constitution (January 23, 1964 when there was no VP) and the Voting Rights Act was codified and enacted (August 6, 1965). Hubert Humphrey was VP for the VRA (just to the left of Agnew in the green box).

The Supreme Court decision in Brown vs.Board of Education was under the "Warren Court" which, according to Wikipedia, "has been recognized by many as a "Constitutional Revolution" in the liberal direction, with Warren writing the majority opinions in landmark cases such as Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Reynolds v. Sims (1964), Miranda v. Arizona (1966) and Loving v. Virginia (1967)." ([link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Warren|]).

Andrew Johnson was a "National Unionist" and didn't care at all about protecting or have an interest in freeing slaves. The only reason he was on the ticket was because Abraham Lincoln wanted to project a message of National Unity after the Civil War and Johnson, being the only senator who hadn't resigned his seat after his state (in his case, Tennessee) seceded from the United States to join the Confederate States, seemed to be the logical choice at the time.

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (ratified on August 18, 1920) granting women the right to vote would have made Thomas Marshall the VP at the time, not Calvin Coolidge.

NOTE: Three of the boxes emphasized show Republicans from recent history and the other is Andrew Johnson (no further commentary required for him). In fact, the legislation and constitutional amendments that benefitted Americans around these times were implemented under DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATIONS. To highlight Republicans as being in office when these transformative changes occurred is disingenuous, at best. I wonder where this image originated. It is subtle things like this that spread mis/disinformation. The message of change is a good one but the hidden message that somehow Andrew Johnson, Calvin Coolidge, Richard Nixon, and Spiro Agnew are somehow associated with Civil Rights is wrong, on so many levels.

Also, there are 55 pictures (including Madam VP, herself) but aren't there only 49 VPs in our history ([link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vice_presidents_of_the_United_States|]). Are there duplicates or something?

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Response to debsy (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 02:39 PM

22. We've come a long way baby.

However, you are correct -- we should be accurate.

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Response to debsy (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 02:47 PM

25. I only count

49 pictures including Kamala Harris: 6 across and 8 down = 48 + Kamala = 49.

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Response to billh58 (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 04:43 PM

28. Thanks you did the math n/t.

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Response to airplaneman (Reply #28)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 04:57 PM

29. Good Grief!

I used to be good at math!

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Response to debsy (Reply #29)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 07:55 PM

31. Easy mistake

don't worry about it...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 02:40 PM

23. That's a great graphic!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 02:41 PM

24. That is one powerful picture.

Whoever created that should take a bow.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 04:13 PM

26. She was a great choice

Not least because it's been very hard for Faux and Lumpball to turn her into a boogeywoman, the way they turned Hillary into one (among their idiots, anyway).



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 04:30 PM

27. You know, Soph, someone left Abraham Lincoln out of that collage. He should

have been immediately before the red box, which shows Andrew Johnson.

Otherwise, very good post, and it IS a big deal for all women and people of color to have Harris as VP.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #27)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 05:00 PM

30. These are all VP's. Lincoln had two VP's

and it's Hannibal Hamlin-- his first VP--whose portrait should be precede Andrew Johnson.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #30)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:42 PM

39. Oh. I stand corrected. The name Hannibal reminds me of a certain

movie cannibal, though.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:42 PM

32. This post is awesome sauce. I love it

❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 08:45 PM

33. I AM SO GLAD she was the FIRST,

and not Sarah Palin.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #33)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:30 PM

38. Oh, goodness, yes to THAT!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 09:46 PM

40. I am so happy to have her as VP.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 10:07 PM

41. Hi!

Things are even crazier over here!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 10:09 PM

42. K&R

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Jan 23, 2021, 10:27 PM

43. Absolutely!

Kick!

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