Kamala Harris’s ascent is a win for Asian-Americans. So why do I feel so ambivalent?

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An executive of Chinese descent reflects on what Americans of East Asian heritage—and all communities of color—can learn from the vice president-elect and her victory. One of the brightest notes in the outcome of 2020’s tawdry political process is the historic election of the first female, Black, and—most notably—Asian American vice president, Kamala Harris. Read Full Story

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Political cartoonists respond to Joe Biden’s win and the end of Donald Trump’s presidency

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These are some of the best political cartoons immortalizing Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump. After four long days of post-election uncertainty, Joe Biden was officially declared president-elect on Saturday, November 7. Biden’s win marks the beginning of the end of Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency and a historic first for the vice presidency, with Kamala Harris becoming not only the first female vice president-elect but the first Black and Asian American vice president-elect as well. Read Full Story

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How to watch the inauguration of Joe Biden live on CNN, PBS, or elsewhere without cable

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Get ready for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the president and vice president of the United States in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, ushering in a much-anticipated new era for the country and filling a leadership void left by an outgoing president who refused to accept that he lost the election. Inauguration proceedings begin around 11 a.m. ET, with the swearing-in slated to begin sometime before noon. Read Full Story

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Here’s where VP pick Kamala Harris stands on Big Tech, family leave, fair pay, and more

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Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election. Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate, a historic move that will make her the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party in a U.S. presidential election. Harris, one of Biden’s toughest rivals in the Democratic primary race, had been seen as one of the most likely choices throughout the months-long vetting process. Read Full Story

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We need to stop ‘untitling’ and ‘uncredentialing’ professional women

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Amy Diehl, PhD, and Leanne Dzubinski, PhD, propose new terms for an old practice of omitting titles for women while using them for men that diminishes women’s authority and credibility. The inauguration marked a new presidential administration and a couple of other important firsts: Vice President Kamala Harris became the first woman and the first Black and South Asian to hold that office. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden became the first president’s wife to hold a paying job outside the White House. Despite these women’s career achievements, they’ve both been subjected to a common form of workplace gender bias that continues to play out in many organizations. Read Full Story

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How to watch the vice presidential debate live on CNN, MSNBC, or elsewhere for free without cable

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Vice President Mike Pence will face off against Senator Kamala Harris of California, and nothing but plexiglass will come between them. The first and only live debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris of California will take place tonight at the University of Utah’s Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. Both sides have agreed to additional safety measures in the wake of news last week that President Trump—and a growing number of people in his orbit—tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, expect to see farther distance and two shields of plexiglass between Pence and Harris tonight. Read Full Story

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How to donate to the Georgia Senate runoff election: 8 ways to help the races before January

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Who will control the Senate next year? These runoff races (and lots of money) could decide. The biggest bang for your political buck (in this lifetime, anyway) awaits in Georgia, where the U.S. balance of power is at stake: As of this writing, runoffs for two Senate seats in January will determine whether or not Democrats control all three branches of government. If Republicans win one or both seats, then they will maintain control of the Senate. If Democrats win both seats, the Senate will be controlled by Democrats, who already have the House. And thanks to Joe Biden’s victory, they’ll also control the presidency, giving Vice President-elect Kamala Harris tie-breaking votes in the Senate. Here’s where to donate to these high-stakes races: Read Full Story

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