Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event on August 12. Photo: ReutersDemocratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event on August 12. Photo: Reuters
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event on August 12. Photo: Reuters
Philip Bowring
Opinion

Opinion

Philip Bowring

Kamala Harris: a progressive choice for vice-presidential candidate in an America still struggling with the language on race

  • In the US, the language concerning racial issues seems to be stuck in the days of slavery and segregation. Then, as now, people who were not seen as entirely ‘white’ were generally deemed ‘black’, rather than mixed race

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event on August 12. Photo: ReutersDemocratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event on August 12. Photo: Reuters
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks at a campaign event on August 12. Photo: Reuters
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