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.
Kamala Harris has always had to deal with people mispronouncing her name. It’s an example of microaggressions that members of minority groups face on a regular basis.
Unless we address the lack of diversity in newsrooms, we will continue to see work like Leak’s cartoon making it through the gate.
Financial prediction markets don’t rate Donald Trump’s chances of getting re-elected in November.
Harris is the first woman of colour on a major party presidential ticket. She also brings a wealth of experience to the campaign, and could help energise non-voters to support the Democrats.
Many African American women have run for president of the US, despite the enormous barriers facing both Black and female candidates. Biden’s pick puts a Black woman much closer to the Oval Office.
By picking Kamala Harris, a Black running mate, Biden may have brought younger Black Americans, who now comprise a critical set of swing voters, over to his side.
This is what matters to Biden: his VP must be able to lead from day one, be a true partner in governance and have great chemistry with him. There’s one clear choice who fits the bill.
Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.
Since 2000, 89 new women have come to power in countries around the world – but the US still lags behind.
Predictions about how a woman presidential candidate might fare in 2020 are largely speculation, writes a political scientist, because there isn’t enough experience to base those predictions on.
More and more district attorney candidates are running on reversing the government’s traditional approach to crime and punishment. And they’re winning.
Scholars say a ‘critical mass’ of representation is necessary to overcome ‘token’ status. That’s exactly what we saw at the Democratic debate in Atlanta.
Paid family leave and pay equity came up, but on the whole, the remaining Democratic candidates tend to give ‘women’s issues’ short shrift.
Americans want government to serve them, but don’t have confidence that it actually can.
She’s sitting third on the list of Democratic candidates at the moment, but the Massachusetts Senator’s growing popularity may catapult her to the nomination.
Democratic presidential candidates share many ideas and opinions. What they don’t share, writes one historian, is the label ‘liberal.’
US school segregation is higher than it has been in decades, even if there are no longer overt laws requiring racially segregated schools.