Joe Biden made (dubious) history today as the oldest person (77 years) to ever be elected president. But Kamala Harris made even more history. She is the first woman and first person of color to be elected vice president. Harris was born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, so her ancestry is not only Black, but also South Asian.
Harris is no stranger to records. She was the first Black woman to be elected Attorney General of California. She was only the second Black woman to serve in the US Senate. Even her husband (Douglas Emhoff, who is white and Jewish) is making history as the first “second gentleman”. And who knows, he may someday become the “first gentleman”.