By Tyrone Beason | Los Angeles Times
Democrat Laphonza Butler was heralded as the nation’s third Black female senator when she was sworn in Tuesday to replace California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. She’s also the first out gay person of color to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Black Angelenos, many of whom feel a disconnect between themselves and elected leaders regardless of party, are torn about what it means for them.
While they celebrate Butler’s history-making appointment by Gov. Gavin Newsom, some wonder how Butler will succeed at helping Black Californians improve their lives where they believe others have fallen short.
Some wonder if former politician Mark Ridley-Thomas played any role behind the scenes in Butler’s appointment?
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2UrbanGirls contributed to this report.