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As Joe Biden’s running mate, Harris is the first Black woman and the first South Asian American woman to be named a vice presidential nominee on a major-party ticket.

Tammy BrownThe most famous woman to seriously run for president, historically, before Hillary Clinton — the first name that comes to mind is Shirley Chisholm in 1972.

One thing that’s not well-known about Shirley Chisholm is that she’s actually of Caribbean descent.

Li ZhouAre there parallels you see in the sexist and racist treatment that Shirley Chisholm faced and the attacks that are being used against Kamala Harris now?

Li ZhouWhy do you think the US has not had a Black woman as president or vice president until this point?

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