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Black, Asian, Female, Vice President? Please Welcome Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris makes history as the first black, asian, female Vice President...

POSTEDBYREBECCA AHERN

Yesterday, American history was made as Kamala Harris was sworn into office at the white house as the first black, south-Asian, female vice-president. 

Born to parents of Jamaican and Indian heritage, the former senator defied all limitations by making three American firsts for the vice presidency. Taking place in Washington DC, the inauguration was attended by many important guests, including Barack Obama, who congratulated Harris with a hug. 

Appointed by President Biden, he aims to fulfil his major goal of installing people of color and women in powerful positions within his cabinet. 

As she was sworn in, her husband Doug Emhoff stood beside her proudly as he himself became the first, second man in American history. Defying gender roles and norms the pair embraced once the inauguration had concluded demonstrating the beginning of a very new presidency indeed. 

Harris took to Twitter to upload a video paying tribute to her mother and “the generations of women; black women, Asian, white, Latina, Native American women who throughout our nation's history have paved the way for this moment.”

In a moving and emotional speech, Harris ended with, “I stand on their (women) shoulders.”

The inauguration was conducted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor who also joins Harris’s trend of firsts, with herself being the first black woman to serve on the supreme court. Can we get a hell yeah for these two amazing women?!

We’d say we’re one step away from the Presidency ladies. 


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