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Kamala Harris



  • Patsy Takemoto Mink Blazed The Trail For Kamala Harris – Not Susan B. Anthony

    by Judy Tzu-Chun Wu

    Patsy Takemoto Mink, elected in 1972 as the first woman of color in Congress, deserves recognition as a pioneering advocate for gender equity and the rights of Americans Caribbean and Pacific territories, and for preparing a path for Kamala Harris's election as Vice President. 


  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities are Remaking American Politics

    by Crystal R. Sanders

    The 2020 presidential election has debunked the myth that historically Black colleges do not prepare students to work in white-dominated institutions, and demonstrated that HBCUs have prepared their alumni to change the world one precinct, one county and one state at a time.



  • 'I Won't be the Last': Kamala Harris Accepts Place in History

    In a moment of reflection, Harris invoked her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, who left her home in India for California in 1958, at the age of 19. “Maybe she didn’t quite imagine this moment,” Harris said. “But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible.”  



  • Two Visions of Higher Education Illuminate the Chasm between Harris and Pence

    by Marybeth Gasman and Adam Laats

    The Vice Presidential candidates' university affiliations--Harris's attendance at Howard and membership in a prominent Black sorority, and Pence's political affinity for Liberty University--show that both HBCUs and Evangelical colleges are important and politically significant parts of the American higher education system.



  • Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and the Limits of Representation

    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    "Biden’s failure to meaningfully acknowledge his role in constructing the “color-blind” racial regime of the post-civil-rights era, structured around calls for law and order and the coded deprecation of poor Black women, has clouded his newfound epiphany concerning racial justice."



  • Birtherism 2.0

    by Matthew Yglesias

    Right-wing challenges to Kamala Harris's eligibility for the presidency depend on a legal argument that American-born children of immigrants are a lesser category of citizen. There is no basis under the Constitution for this.