On Wednesday, January 20, three men, one Black, one Hispanic, and one Jewish, walked onto the Senate floor and, standing in a united row, raised their right hands and, responding affirmatively to an oath administered by the Vice President of the United States, the President of the Senate, herself a person of color and of Asian descent (meaning that this day was the first day of a woman holding so high a national American office and, thus, the last day when Americans can say it never hath been so), were sworn in to this sacred role of governance.
Not a joke.
Not a dream.
Photograph: Courtesy of Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network (C-SPAN) video
 The three men, respectively, Raphael Gamaliel Warnock (Georgia), Alejandro Padilla (Caifornia), and Thomas Jonathan Ossoff (Georgia).
 Kamala Devi Harris