Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens notified The President yesterday that he is stepping down from the Court this summer. So that means Obama will be nominating his second person to the high court. The Obama administration has already thrown a few names to the media and among the top three two are White women and one is a White man. So it looks like Obama won't be considering a Black women.
Honestly that is not a surprise to me. I really don't think African Americans can expect anything from Obama. He's shown us already that all he has for us are speeches about us being responsible. He apparently has made the political calculation that he can dismiss us during his first term as President and we will still show up in 2012 to help re-elect him.
Of course he thinks this because unfortunately it's probably true. Most African Americans don't expect much for their votes. The Democrats know this and use that knowledge to their advantage. They have a voting block that will support them year in and year out without asking for anything in return. So that's what they give us, nothing.
So when Obama announces his nominee for the Supreme Court I won't be expecting him to nominate San Francisco District Attorney and California Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris even though she was a strong supporter of candidate Obama during the election and is qualified. Also Obama has stated in the past that he would like to nominate someone with more real world experience other than being a judge, which Kamala has. Anyway, I won't be expecting Kamala Harris to be nominated because, you know, she's African American, but wouldn't it be wonderful if she was the nominee.