If Joe Biden only serves one term, as expected, there is a chance that in 2024 she could become the first black female president.
The dominant narrative around Asian Americans, Dhingra says, has to do with their “abilities to approximate whiteness in regards to their education levels and incomes”.
The “model minority myth” has often pitted Asian Americans against black Americans.
Harris, however, “offers a different trajectory to understand Asian Americans”, Dhingra believes.
She is, Dhingra notes, “a powerful symbol and voice for progressive Asian Americans”.