They are made of 100 african-american men, the rapper Diddy at the radio host Charlamagne tha God by way of the sports personalities and religious, have signed on Monday an open letter asking the democratic candidate to the White House Joe Biden to choose a colistière black. "Don't choose a black woman in 2020 means that you will lose the election," write the signatories, among which is also the NBA star Chris Paul.
"We don't want to have to choose the lesser evil" between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, they explain by asking this strong gesture on the part of the democratic party, while the latter has to announce in the coming days the name of the one who will accompany him at the polls against the republican president, on 3 November. "For too long, asked black women to do everything, to mobilize the troops to the point of risking their lives for the democratic party, no recognition, nor respect, nor visibility and certainly without the support of enough", they write in their open letter, published by the american media. "And we, black men, are in solidarity with them."
Mobilization crucial black voters
The former vice president Barack Obama has promised from the month of march to choose a woman to colistière that would be, in case of victory, the first woman vice-president of the United States. Joe Biden must in large part to his victory in the democratic primary to black voters, who had offered him an advance of overwhelming its rivals in South Carolina, after three defeats, humiliating. And their engagement will be crucial to win the White House.
The calls that he will pick a colistière black multiply, since a movement of protest in history against racism and police violence has entered the United States after the death of George Floyd, asphyxiated by a white policeman at the end of may in Minneapolis. Joe Biden is expected to reveal his choice before the democratic convention, which will be held from 17 to 20 August and during which it will be officially nominated. It will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, primarily online because of the pandemic of sars coronavirus.