California Gov. Gavin Newsom, facing the real-life, identity politics version of the fictitious Kobayashi Maru no-win sceanrio from “Star Trek,” has chosen a Latino man to replace Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate:

Padilla, who will serve out the remainder of Sen. Harris’ term, will be the first Latino to represent California in the Senate:

But this now means there will be no U.S. Senators who are Black women:

The no-win scenario at work and Black women are noticing:

Sen. Harris herself made it clear she wanted a woman of color to replace her:

As did others in California:

Oh, well. There’s always the primary.

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