-Pradeep Pariyar Thapa
Exclusive: This is historic and momentous day for whole America and those who believe in dignity and social justice. Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock (D), a black Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia where world renowned American civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached equality, justice and peace, has won Senate run-off election making fitting history. Democratic candidate Rev. Warnock became the first Black senator from Georgia and among 10 African Americans who ever have served in the United States Senate, upper house of U.S. Congress.
After he was declared winner by media observation Rev. Dr. Warnock said, “The other day, because this is America, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else's cotton went to the polls and picked her youngest son to be a United States Senator..."
It can’t be more relevant. America needs leader like him to represent multitude of American people and build the future where dignity, decency and justice are prevailed. We had enough of President Donald Trump’s America where division, racial hatred and utter lack of civility have been a norm but no more now.
“I have a dream...”
This famous quote of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is reminder of the American past and aspiration that we instilled and still pursue to achieve today. On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C., Rev. King Jr. (1929-1968) famously said this timeless quote while addressing the dreamers- the hundreds of thousands crowds, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”
Unfortunately, Rev. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 before his dreams were realized and just three years after blacks were granted full voting rights by the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Dr. King’s birthday is up coming next week on January 15th. Let’s not forget our aspirations and our journey towards social justice and equal opportunity.
Back in October, when we at Nepalism, endorsed President-elect Joe Biden’s candidacy, we said, “This election is democracy vs demagogue, hatred vs love and harmony, division vs unity, rowdy vs civility, misogyny vs philogyny. Let American dreams not falter at any cost. America is melting pot of hard-working and brightest immigrants. Let innovation shine through competition, openness and equal opportunity. We need and deserve far better than the America that this president has created in four years. We need no more divided America. We’re United States of America.” Read: Nepalism endorsement: Democracy vs Demagogue | प्रजातन्त्र विरूद्धअतिवादी
And, let’s hope that Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock will diligently work along with President-elect Biden’s incoming administration for better America.