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“We sat down at the table,” Tai said in remarks at the Biden-Harris transition event Friday in Wilmington, Delaware.

“Two daughters of immigrants,” she said.

Minutes after Tai spoke, former Ambassador Susan Rice, whom Biden nominated as the director of the Domestic Policy Council declared, “I’m a descendant of immigrants, and the enslaved.

Walter Allen Simpson Rice, born a slave in South Carolina and later founded the Bordentown School in New Jersey.

“As she liked to say, not bad for a poor colored girl from Portland, Maine,” Rice said of her mother.

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