The significance of what happened Tuesday in Georgia can’t be downplayed. A win by both Democrats, if confirmed, not only shifts control of the Senate, it affirms the reality, long overdue, of the 21st century south. It is also especially rewarding for those who have long been segregated and relegated to a lower strata of American society.

Today Rev. Raphael Warnock said:

Georgia is in such an incredible place when you think about the arc of our history, we are sending an African-American pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. served and also Jon Ossoff, a young Jewish man, the son of an immigrant to the U.S. senate. This is the reversal of the old southern strategy that sought to divide people. 

Ossoff recently acknowledged this as well. While campaigning in Macon, he said:

“Think about how far we’ve come, Macon, that your standard bearers in these races are the young Jewish journalist, son of an immigrant, and a Black pastor who holds Dr. King’s pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church,” 

And on a lighter note…