Kamala Harris's Rise, Multicultural Roots and Challenges

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Two of ISSI's affiliates, Tina Sacks and Larry Rosenthal, are featured in a recent Berkeley News article about the impact of Kamala Harris's biracial and multicultural roots in her journey to the vice presidency. Tina Sacks, Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change, obverses, The fact that she is not a direct descendant of American slavery may have made the white establishment feel more comfortable with her and less guilty about our own past.” Larry Rosenthal, Chair of Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, predicts, "The liberal world’s celebration of Kamala Harris’s multiple breakthroughs will be mirrored on the right by a widespread and relentless narrative of her as the point person for stealing away that America that instead was supposed to be on its way to being ‘great again.’”

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