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Franklin happy daughters ‘can look to the White House and see someone that looks like them’

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James Franklin, always good at answering big-picture questions, was asked an important one Tuesday about how it will impact his two daughters having a Black female, Kamala Harris, elected as vice president.

“For my family specifically and for my daughters — obviously my wife is Nigerian — having biracial children and people that identify with being Black and Black females, and to see that my daughters now have an example that hey can look to the White House and see someone that looks like them in one of the most prestigious, powerful jobs in the world, is pretty cool. And it’s someone deserving of the opportunity and deserving of the job.

“Hopefully in their lifetime there’s somebody that’s qualified to sit in that other seat that looks like them, as well.”

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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  1. Eric Reinke

    November 10, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Awesome stuff from coach. It is a significant moment in our history and reminds us there are bigger issues and more important matters than winning or lose a game.

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