This isn’t about Black rage. Truth is, we feel more empowered than ever before. Rather than simply propping up male candidates as we’ve done throughout history, we are seeing female candidates, for the first time, who weren’t recruited by either party’s national committee but decided on their own to step up. This year, women stopped asking for permission, and we applaud them. Being a public servant today isn’t easy; you’re exposing yourself and your family to enormous scrutiny. So if a woman feels she is qualified and has the passion, she should go for it.