All 19 Black Women Running for Judge in a Texas Race Won Tuesday Night.
This really is the biggest electoral victory for black women in American history.
Harris County covers most of the Houston area, which is the most diverse state in Texas. Still, overall, women of color make up just 19 percent of all judicial posts across America.
Though this happens in Houston, but this election is reflective of an overall increase in women of color who are not just running, but winning local, state, and national races during the Trump administration.
This comes a few months after a viral story out of Georgia where it was reported that every person in one city’s judiciary is a black woman.
Wins like these are important step in adding much-needed diversity to judicial seats across the country.
All 19 of the #Houston African American Female Judges up for election WON tonight!
— Isaac Hayes III (@IsaacHayes3) November 7, 2018
So proud of my #Houston and the #Houston19. Can't deny it; the #BetoForTexas loss was a difficult one but I'm amazed at how far my home state has come in the last 6 years. Texas is looking to be a beautiful shade of purple! #Midterms2018 #ElectionNight #ChangeWillCome pic.twitter.com/nq6e2KtlRM
— C. Star Tiko, MD MPH (@StarTikoMD) November 7, 2018