Congressional Black Caucus Mia Love Republican
Republican Mia Love Joins the Congressional Black Caucus1/07/2015
If you listened to Republican Mia Love tell it back in 2012, you would ha...
If you listened to Republican Mia Love tell it back in 2012, you would have remembered that she vowed to "dismantle" the Congressional Black Caucus. Mia said that she believed that the Caucus was "demagoguery" and that the members "sit there and ignite emotions and ignite racism when there isn't."
Her comments were that of a typical Republican--lacking sense, thoughtfulness, and understanding of why the CBC is necessary. Since it's conception in 1971, the CBC has devoted it's mission to passing legislative concerns of the minorities, creating "universal access to a world class education," "affordable healthcare and the elimination of racially based health disparities," and much more.
Perhaps with this seat on the Congressional Black Caucus, Mia can not only help pass legislations that will better lives, but also reflect and heal from her internalized racism (but I could be reaching).
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Randie Henderson is a Gates Millennium Scholar and recent college grad. She is driven to write, read, learn, and educate about ways to dismantle oppression in America and globally because she is passionate about people and justice. You can find her on randiejourney.tumblr.com