Black History Month Spotlight: Kamala Harris

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Mary McKay, Neidorff Family and Centene Corporation Dean of the Brown School, chose to highlight the 49th Vice-President of the United States, Kamala Harris.

Harris is an American politician and attorney who assumed office on January 20, 2021, alongside President-elect Joe Biden, having defeated incumbent President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the 2020 presidential election.

Harris has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. Being of both Indian Tamil and Afro-Jamaican ancestry, Harris is a multiracial American.[5] Harris will be the first female U.S. vice president, the first African American, the first Asian American and the first Caribbean American to hold the post in U.S. history.[6] She will also be the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history.

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