Kamala Harris' cultural impact

Mr Joe Biden's selection of Senator Kamala Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and a South Asian mother, both immigrants, is historic and inspiring.

Mr Biden had an embarrassment of riches among his options. Any of the women among the top contenders, including other black and Asian women, could have been an impressive choice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2020, with the headline 'Kamala Harris' cultural impact'. Print Edition | Subscribe