For the first time in the history of the United States, as of today there is- not only a woman, but a woman of color, in the white house serving as Vice President of the United States of America.
Regardless of party, this is historic! We have been anticipating this moment for months now. Of course, we had to discuss this as a group. So rewind back to the beginning of the month of October, Ms. India had the children watch Kamala Harris give a speech on The Guardian after school.
Following the viewing, Ms. India asked the students to circle up and take turns talking
about how seeing this mad them feel. She shared first, explaining that in her youth she could not have imagined something like this happening! While many of them may not quite have grasped the entire magnitude of this election result, they now get to see people that look like them succeed; they know their futures contain a multitude of possibilities!
Albert was then the first to speak his mind in front of his peers. Here's what he had to say: “I think it’s a really substantial moment because people that look like my mother and my sister can finally see someone that looks like themselves in the white house. We’re so used to seeing white men in power. Little black girls and boys can grow up to be whatever they want.” ‘Substantial’- what a good word to describe current events!