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Ethnic Communities That Often Feel Underserved In Politics Relishing Kamala Harris As Democrats’ VP Pick


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Sen. Kamala Harris ‘ nomination is igniting hope in communities of color.

People of African-American and South Asian descent say her presence on the ballot speaks to those under-represented in government, CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Wednesday.

Piya Nair Newkirk was nearly in tears as she spoke about Kamala Harris, the first Black woman and South Asian woman to be nominated for vice president in a major party.

“I was surprised at how emotional I got because I was so happy,” Newkirk said.

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Newkirk is South Asian, born in India. Her husband is biracial, Black and white. So for their children, 7-year-old Jai and 6-month-old Asha, Newkirk said Harris, with a South Asian mother and Jamaican father, embodies all that is possible.“It inspires me. It is a celebration of both cultures. My Indian side, my children’s Black side, and Biden, who is white, and that ticket together really represents who we are.”On the streets of Harlem, African-American women were celebrating Harris’ historic nomination as vice president for the Democratic Party.“It’s wonderful. It’s time for the woman,” Deborah Whitaker said.“It allows women of color to know that […]

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