Virginia Lt. Governor Winsome Sears stopped by Fox News to discuss the current state of race in politics. Sears says too many of our political leaders use race to divide us for personal gain.
“Sears was sworn in as the first Black woman – and first woman, period – to hold her position, just days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and she urged Americans to have a positive outlook on where the country is in terms of race, instead of focusing on the negative.” Fox News reports.
“Sears, a Jamaican immigrant who came to the U.S. when she was 6 years old, hopes that children today can find inspiration from her own experiences.”
“I am a visible success story that says to people, ‘You can do it. You will do it. No matter your gender, no matter your color, even no matter where you were born.’ Because here I am, this is not my country, not my culture. I came from Jamaica and here, I have made it,” Sears says.
“Are you going to look at the glass as half full or as half empty? Because if it’s half empty that’s a negative view of life,” she added. “That’s where too many of our political leaders come from and all it does is serve their, I think, nefarious agenda to divide us and to say you’re a victim, you’re always going to be a victim, and the other people are the oppressors and so you need us.”
Watch the interview below: