Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women’s history largely overlooks her.
Women made gains in Congress this election cycle, but they are still underrepresented compared to their share of the population.
Many Indian Americans will be celebrating the festival of Diwali this week. A scholar explains what this festival of lights means – especially in chaotic times.
The 2020 campaign showed voters how the candidates and their campaigns modeled gender roles differently. That has implications for who can be president in the future.
Donald Trump has been voted out of office but the issues at the heart of Black Lives Matter remain as critical as ever.
Some speculated that voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado and Texas would vote against Joe Biden because of his plans to phase out fossil fuels.
Ever heard of Shirley Chisholm? What about Charlene Mitchell and Lenora Fulani? They are among the many African American women who’ve run for president despite enormous political barriers.
The closeness of the 2020 U.S. election has much to do with the way in which both Trump and Biden have invoked an imagined past.
A Trump loss on Nov. 3 would demonstrate that the grassroots organizing of American women has paid off.
The seemingly different debate styles of President Trump and Vice President Pence are examples of the same thing, what a political communication scholar calls ‘authoritarian white masculinity.’
Who belongs a heartbeat away from the president?
Mike Pence and Kamala Harris take centre stage this week to show voters who they are without their running mates in the room. This could also be a look-ahead to 2024.
Women in visible leadership positions are subject to personal attacks as less competent and reliable than their male colleagues. Acknowledging this double standard is the first step in addressing it.
Many political issues in the 2020 US election are domestic. But black resistance to white supremacy has long had global repercussions.
Asian Americans were engaged in an electoral realignment long before Kamala Harris was added to the 2020 Democratic ticket.
Black and Asian American communities have been portrayed as in opposition to each other. Multiracial Kamala Harris, both Asian American and Black, represents the potential for coalition building.
Indian Americans constitute a mere 1.5% of the population, but their impact on American politics can be disproportionate, a political scientist argues.
While the debates about Kamala Harris’ multiraciality may seem new, they are similar to the commentary other high-profile mixed-race people in the US have received about their racial identities.
Women are increasingly taking more visible senior roles in leadership. This reflects their ability to effectively manage difficult situations, as demonstrated by Chrystia Freeland and Kamala Harris.
Two scholars react to Biden’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention.