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 problem with phrases like “first black female president” is that they confine the California senator to the sort of boxes she has always tried to avoid.
Left: Kamala Harris with her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a breast cancer researcher.
After the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, she rejected calls from civil rights groups to investigate deadly police shootings in San Francisco.
In 2004, for example, she said she gave her word to the people of San Francisco that she opposed the death penalty.