No Ceilings: 4 Historic Biden-Harris Second Round Nominations
“Flip the economy like Dominique Dawes” -Lil Wayne – B.B. King Freestyle (No Ceilings 3 Mixtape)
Wait! I know what you are thinking: “How could he reference Lil Wayne, who supported Trump during the 2020 U.S. Presidential election, in a post about the Biden transition team. Well, as Lil Wayne makes the “transition” back into the hip-hop stratosphere, I thought he said an interesting line on his new No Ceilings 3 mixtape. Ironically, the No Ceilings theme will relate to this post. Ok, I will get to the point: What does the economy line from the No Ceilings 3 mixtape have to do with the election?
Unless you have been living under a rock for all of your life, you know that that has historically been marginalization that women and people of color have endured in the workplace; even with hard work, experience, and credentials, they climb the corporate, government, nonprofit, or whatever ladder and hit a “glass ceiling.” This is Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ groundbreaking achievement cannot be understated (regardless of your political affiliation or opinion of her). Now, the Biden-Harris Administration is putting before the United States Senate a second round of nominations that help crack some of the “ceilings.”
- Janet Yellen was nominated as the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury. If confirmed, she will break a “ceiling” to become the first woman to serve as Secretary of the Treasury in its 231 years of existence.
2. Neera Tanden was nominated as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If confirmed, she will be the first woman of color and the first South Asian American to lead the OMB
3. Wally Adeyemo as Deputy Secretary was nominated as the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. If confirmed, he will be the first African American Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.
4. Cecilia Rouse was nominated as Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. If confirmed, she will become the first African American as well as the fourth woman to head the Council of Economic Advisors.
The Biden—Harris Administration has also nominated Jared Bernstein and Heather Boushey as members of the Council of Economic Administration.
As you can see, the second round of Biden-Harris Administration nominations are economic roles. With the COVID-19 disease wreaking havoc on the United States, this country is in dire need of strong leadership like that can flip the economy like Dominque Dawes.
Many of us thought that 2020 was going to be prosperous year until Coronavirus came and started taking over like Cash Money Records did for the “99 and the 2000.”
No Ceilings — it is more than a mixtape series; it a mentality and culture. The next generation of Americans needs to grow up with the idea that can aspire for the highest positions and greatest achievements.