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"terrell mary mcleod bethune" Discussed on Into America

Into America

07:44 min | 6 months ago

"terrell mary mcleod bethune" Discussed on Into America

"Would it told him was. She's serious. she's real. She's tough and she's the kind of person who if i get the nomination. Now that i have the nomination sees the person. I want to be with me in battle when when we win the white house and one. We're going to have to go up against this republican party. A lot of it is about her mom and her mom of course was an immigrant to this country from india. Her dad was an immigrant from jamaica. But her mom is like a big part of her narrative when she tells her own story and we saw a lot of southeast. Asian women also joyful I've talked to indian american women who were just as jubilant as black women are about the election of the kamla harris ticket. How do you think that her elevation to this highest spot that we've ever seen a woman of color ever achieve in this country. How does that impact women more. Broadly do you think again. Representation matters You know you have indian. American women feeling a tremendous sense of pride in this moment. manner vice president-elect harassed did give a nod to her mother shyamala from the acceptance speech stage Noting that her mom probably could not have imagined that her daughter would have been standing in that position but but came to this country seeing its promise and seeing its possibility for herself and and then for her daughters and so we have to think of kamla harris called by name. The black separatists who made our access to the franchise possible fannie. Lou hamer mary church. Terrell mary mcleod bethune outta be wells. You know ella baker. These women who's on whose shoulders she stood. She acknowledged them even as president. Elect biden acknowledged that black people were the ones who who got him to this moment in history for him and let me just say one word on president. Joe biden's relationship to the black community. This is something that that extended far beyond the south carolina primary extended beyond this election. Joe biden has a half a century relationship with black folks. Delaware's the eighth most populous state for black people in this country. He does not have a career in politics. If it is not for black people period not just this year but his whole career he understands and he has had a relationship and he has had to campaign to black folks and so i think his acknowledgement of of of that out was not just about this election. But i think the contribution that black people have have made to his entire political career and how he plans to translate that into governing With comma harris obviously being the first signal of that but even as he is putting together this transition team even as he is planning his administration the black women who were already factoring into that process. I think is proof of his commitment to govern with with black folks in mind but comma harris's quixotic twenty twenty democratic presidential primary campaign is really just a case study of what it means to be a black woman in american politics right qualified and talented candidate with a pioneering resume and yet a narrative that neither the press nor voters were familiar with. And i think that I think the other level of intersection hairs is bring to the table. is also on her immigrant roots. I know that the jamaicans in my life are going to be unmanageable for the next four years because they are so thrilled That one of their own is there. And i think that kamla as somebody who's kind of she sort of everyone has a piece of her job. Emma goaty on this. Because i think you were actually talking to her for your podcast when she stopped to do in a recipe for indian food And she did a full recipe and then got back on the phone with you. I think it was with you. But either way i think that she does understand her intersectional appeal in a really specific way because she lives it. But there's a lot more to it. I mean her husband will be the first male second spouse. he'll be the first jewish american to be within the top. four second spouse. There's never been a jewish american person in any of those spots whether the spouse or the candidate she might be the first step mom There's so many things that she's bringing to the table Not to mention the immigrant background and being a black woman in politics. She's bringing a lot to the table. Yeah vice president-elect harris is bringing a lot to the table. But i do what correct one thing. It wasn't a recipe for indian food. My husband nick had asked me to ask kala for her advice on how to brian a turkey and so in between during the commercial break i asked her and she started talking and i was like this is like a foreign language to me. Let me record this. And then i'll just send the memo to nick and it showed the real kamla high-powered intelligent driven. But if you ask for any kind of cooking advise she's there and she's ready and she will jump in no matter the she's got a minute to go before going live on television to make the case for her candidacy. She's she's ready to do. It wants to do it but that you raise all the good points about her intersection nationality and she brings all of those things to the table. She doesn't try to hide any of them. She brings her full self. She talked about her life quote unquote late in life marriage. She talked about her children but doesn't call her doesn't call colin l. Her step children. She calls them her children. Jason talked about the fact that she is good friends with her husband's ex wife. And how you know the relationship that they have very she lives a very real life that people can see people can relate to they look at her and they see her juggling all these things juggling a career but also juggling a family and and embracing her immigrant roots all of her immigrant roots but also sort of messing with people by identifying as african american and forcing the country to have a conversation about identity. I don't know if tremain or aaron had this experience of watching our white colleagues in the press scratching their head how we but she's not african american but has she. How's that possible. And it's like no she's black and also she contains multitudes right i mean look exactly among them among the many communities that have blanched onto a kamala harris and and the symbolism and the substance that she represents are going to be the hec you community again representation matter so much and all of the the ways in which she represents. I think about at the end of her presidential campaign the cooking video. She did with many kaeling right. They're making indian food and she's reminisced thing in it's bringing back all these memories about her and her mother and the and cooking and her love cooking and kind of where that comes from. I mean that was nannying community was thrilled to see that on display from this again black woman who was raised with with eight since an awareness of her culture and we're everywhere that she came from and i think that that is something that we are going to see her bringing into the white house and bringing into her role as.

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"terrell mary mcleod bethune" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:29 min | 9 months ago

"terrell mary mcleod bethune" Discussed on KQED Radio

"South Asian woman to accept the nomination for vice president for a major political party. Black women have been an essential part of the Democratic Party. For more than half a century. A recent Pew study found that 87% of black women identified as Democrats, making them one of the most party loyal demographics in the country. Yet they've often been sidelined, forced to fight for a seat at the table and left off the pages of history. Some more numbers to consider only 47 black women have ever served in Congress in Kamala Harris is only the second black woman to be a senator. The black women have helped shape the ideology of the party and have played a central role in the lead up to the 2020 election when a record breaking 122 black women filed to run for congressional seats. I'm Bridget Bergen in Vega. Marking this historic moment and reflecting on the critical but often overlooked work of black women in the Democratic Party. That's where we start today on the take away. Joining me now is co brag. A reporter for the 19th, a nonprofit newsroom with a focus on gender policy and politics. Thank you for joining US co Thank you for having me. And also with us is Cat Stafford, an Associated Press reporter on race and ethnicity. Hi cat. Hi. How are you doing? Bridget? I'm great. And Kat. I want to start with big picture. Black women are one of the most consistent voting demographics in the country, and this holds true across this diverse population. What drives the turnout. Black women when they hit the poles when they usher their families their frames, they know that they are not just voting for a simple reason. Many of these women believe they're voting for life or death through their communities. When you look at The legacy of black women. Black people in this nation. This nation has AH, long history of racism. We're still dealing with the effects of slavery and systemic racism still permeates through the fabric of this nation. So when black women hits of the poles, they head to the polls with that on their shoulders with that in their mind, so When you have calmly hairs reaching this new level for black women within politics is quite an emotional moment for many of them and cat despite being faithful Democrat voters. How has the Democratic Party sideline black women? So historically, black women have been the ones who have organized. I believe Camel hair stated disinherit expected, she noted the legacy of black women those who came before her, she noticed that black women have rallied. They have marched. They have fought for many of these movements that have led us to this point today, for that was the civil rights movement or the fight. For women to get the right to vote, which we know that that come into fruition for black women until many, many years later. So when you talk about the legacy of black women, they are the ones who have been the backbone of the struggles in America, and that, in turn, though, has forced them to be on the sidelines because of racism because of sexism. Which in many cases only women of color face that double edged toward Cho. Senator Harris is now one of the few examples of the black woman in politics who actually has a seat at the highest table. What's the significance of this moment in terms of the leadership opportunity, but also the burden? Yes. So I think that Senator Harris got to this in her speech last night in talking about the multifaceted nous of this moment. She's really specific about where she fits into the legacy of this nation by sharing a lot of parts of What made her her She talked about. Howard University. She talked about being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority incorporated, and all of these things made her who she was since she was born at that hospital in Oakland. I think this is the first time for a lot of people that she was very, very specific. In talking about who her family was who she thought to be the people that have gotten her to this moment whether they have what they are alive to see her or not, And I think this is happening in the moment of Democratic National Convention. That is, they keep referring to is an unconventional convention because of this moment that we're facing this pandemic. And she was one of the only people to mention that the 19th amendment, the centennial of which we're celebrating this week did what did not successfully achieve access to the ballot for all I think it is definitely a landmark on. But it's something that minors room is named after a bout with an asterisk right to denote the fact that not all people, not all women got the right to vote following this amendment to the Constitution. And I think that's really important. And I think she knows that in this moment as both Senator Harris and Michelle Obama have stated in their speeches that they love their country, But I think when you hear the on ly black woman in the U. S Senate, and if she is elected to the lighthouse will leave that Senate without a black woman there Toe. She talks about opening doors. Being the first of many, but without someone else to take up that baton. I think that when she especially black women say that they're fighting for equality and access in this country out of a love that is also carrying a lot of what was in the trauma and the legacy of what it means to fight for the ballot, And I think She did an excellent job of mentioning a lot of black women who I hope people will learn about married Church. Terrell Mary McLeod Bethune, Diane Nash, Fannie Lou Hamer. I'm so glad you mentioned that go because, you know, I want to spend a moment talking about some of those women that Senator Harris mentioned last night. You know, Fannie Lou Hamer was a civil rights activist. Lots of our listeners will know her work well, but for those who don't Can you talk about her impact and influence on the Democratic Party? Absolutely so I have roots in Mississippi and so standing. Lou Hamer is wanted in so many ways. She was a farmer. She was a sharecropper, and she fought to push the party toe where it needed to go. To push the party to see women like her who had carried this nation who had built this nation right and yet could not be elected. Did not have this party did not make room And so she founded the Freedom Democratic Party. Really push the party where she wanted to see you go. And I think that that's really important to lift her name up in this moment, right when you know Fannie Lou Hamer was fighting for food access for farmers in the Mississippi Delta, who I mean the irony is so burning that like to be a farmer to be a sharecropper. To be the descendant of the enslaved and yet be hungry, And we're now in this moment where so many people are facing hunger in this pandemic and racism and just so many dueling factors that make life really hard. I think the lift her name up is really important and also a nod to the work that Senator Harris and Joe Biden and will have to do to honor the fact that there are a lot of people who want to see the Democratic Party incorporate people further on the left. Andi incorporate those eyes and pushing further and the reality is there's a lot of criticism. Because of their records, with the crime Bill and Senator Harris coming from a law enforcement background. We're in the moment where we're still facing, you know the ramifications of the uprisings who saw this summer? And people want to see more..

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"terrell mary mcleod bethune" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

08:13 min | 9 months ago

"terrell mary mcleod bethune" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Work of black women in the Democratic Party. That's where we start today on the take away. Joining me now is co brag. A reporter for the 19th, a nonprofit newsroom with a focus on gender policy and politics. Thank you for joining US co Thank you for having me. And also with us is Cat Stafford, an Associated Press reporter on race and ethnicity. Hi cat. Hi. How are you doing? Bridget? I'm great. And Kat. I want to start with big picture. Black women are one of the most consistent voting demographics in the country. And this holds true across this diverse population. What drives the turnout? Black women when they hit the poles when they usher their families, their frames, they know that they are not just voting for a simple reason. Many of these women believe they're voting. For life or death for their communities. When you look at the legacy of black women, black people in this nation, this nation has AH, long history of racism. We're still dealing with the effects of Slavery and systemic racism still permeates through the fabric of this nation. So when black women hits of the poles, they head to the polls with that on their shoulders with that in their mind, So when you have camel hairs reaching this new level for black women within politics is quite an emotional moment for many of them. Venkat despite being faithful Democrat voters. How has the Democratic Party sidelined black women So historically, black women have been the ones who have organized. I believe, Kamala Harris stated disinherit acceptance speech, she noted. The legacy of black women those who came before her. She noted that black women have rally they have marched. They have fought for many of these movements that have led us to this point today, for that was the silver rights movement or the fight for women to get the right to vote, which we know that that come into fruition for black women until many, many years later. So when you talk about the legacy of black women, they are the ones who have been the backbone of the struggles in America. And that, in turn, though, has forced them to be on the sidelines because of racism because of sexism, which in many cases only women of color face that double edged toward Cho. Senator Harris is now one of the few examples of the black woman in politics who actually has a seat at the highest table. What's the significance of this moment in terms of the leadership opportunity, but also the burden? Yes. So I think that Senator Harris got to this in her speech last night in talking about the multifaceted nous of this moment. She's really specific about where she fits into the legacy of this nation by sharing a lot of parts of What made her her She talked about. Howard University. She talked about being a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority incorporated, and all of these things made her who she was since she was born at that hospital in Oakland. I think this is the first time for a lot of people that she was very, very specific. In talking about who her family was who she thought to be the people that have gotten her to this moment whether they have whether they are alive to see her or not, And I think this is happening in the moment of Ah Democratic National Convention. That is, they keep referring to is an unconventional convention because of this moment that we're facing this pandemic. And she was one of the only people to mention that the 19th amendment, the centennial of which we're celebrating this week did what did not successfully achieve access to the ballot for all I think it is definitely a landmark. And that is something that my newsroom is named after a bout with an asterisk right to denote the fact that not all people, not all women got the right to vote following this amendment to the Constitution. And I think that's really important. And I think she knows that in this moment as both Senator Harris and Michelle Obama have seen in their speeches that they love their country, But I think when you hear the on ly black woman in the U. S Senate, and if she is elected to the White House will leave that Senate without a black woman. They're toe. She talks about opening doors being the first of many, but without someone else to take up that baton. I think that when she especially black women say that they're fighting for equality and access in this country out of a love that is also carrying a lot of what cat was saying. The trauma and the legacy of what it means to fight for the ballot. And I think She did an excellent job of mentioning a lot of black women who I hope people will learn about married Church. Terrell Mary McLeod Bethune, Diane Nash, Fannie Lou Hamer. I'm so glad you mentioned that co because, you know, I want to spend a moment talking about some of those women that Senator Harris mentioned last night. You know, Fannie Lou Hamer was a civil rights activist. Lots of our listeners will know her work well, but for those who don't Can you talk about her impact and influence on the Democratic Party? Absolutely so I have roots in Mississippi and so standing. Lillehammer is iconic in so many ways. She was a farmer. She was a sharecropper, and she fought to push the party toe where it needed to go. To push the party to see women like her who had carried this nation who had built this nation right and yet could not be elected. Did not have this party did not make room And so she founded. The Freedom Democratic Party really pushed the party where she wanted to see it. Go. And I think that that's really important toe lift her name up in this moment, right when you know Fannie Lou Hamer was fighting for food access for farmers in the Mississippi Delta, who I mean, the irony is so burning that like to be a farmer to be a sharecropper to be the descendant of the enslaved. And yet be hungry. And we're now in this moment where so many people are facing hunger in this pandemic and racism and just so many dueling factors that make life really hard, I think for lift her name up. Is really important and also a nod to the work that Senator Harris and Joe Biden will have to do to honor the fact that there are a lot of people who want to see the Democratic Party incorporate people further on the left, Andi corporate's dies and push him further and the reality is there's a lot of criticism. Because of their records, with the crime Bill and Senator Harris coming from a law enforcement background. We're in the moment where we're still facing, you know the ramifications of the uprisings who saw this summer? And people want to see more. Can't let let's talk a moment about Shirley Chisholm famously on bought an embossed. She was the first black woman elected to the house and then ran for president in 1972. What affected just seeing a black woman run for president at that time have on future generations, including someone like Senator Harris. I'm so glad you brought Shirley Chisholm because I I just had a story where I actually spoke with Hazel Deuce. Who's this long time activist 88 years old and she walked me through that moment of when she saw Shirley Chisholm. Get on that stage in 1972 in Miami and for her, and for so many black women, it was more than just the historical moment. It was a moment of hope. Ah, moment that they knew would open more doors a moment that they knew that eventually would potentially lead to opportunity for someone to come through, like humble hairs, and that's really The legacy of Chisholm. That's the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer. That's the legacy of all of these black women who have come before Camilla hairs and I just thought it was so poignant last night when she said That as Americans, we all stand on their shoulders. And that's true because once again black women have been at the forefront of these fights for so long. It is just now that people have fully began to realize. Their power in the strength that they bring with them to this table. Cat. The pandemic overshadows everything about this election in this convention, and Senator Harris spoke to that last night, connecting it to the work we need to do to fight racism. This virus..

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