Senator Kamala Harris will become the United States of America’s first African American woman elected Vice-President in the history of the United States, breaking an abundance of societal boundaries to rise to the second most powerful position in the land.
Harris, who along with President-Elect Joseph Biden, survived a contentious campaign period marked by rampant racism, sexism, abuse and false allegations lobbed by incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump, who still refuses to concede the presidential race. Post-election, President Trump and some of his fellow high-profile Republican politicians like Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham created and participated in a widespread media campaign to mar the election, claiming voter fraud and coining the term “illegal vote.”
Longtime American “Red” (Republican) states like Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona turned Blue (Democratic), helping the Biden/Harris team and others seeking victory at the local, state and national levels of politics claim victory.
Juana Summers of the BBC writes:
“Harris, 56, will bring a legion of firsts to the vice presidency: A daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, she will be the first woman, the first Black person, the first Indian American and the first Asian American to hold the office. She will also be the first graduate of a historically Black college and first member of a Black sorority to do so.”
Read more about Harris’ historic win at BBC.
This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.
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