VIP: Versions Of Identity Politics Featuring The VP-elect

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In 2011 Kamala Harris became a triple first. The first woman, the first African-American, and the first South Asian American to be sworn in as California’s Attorney General. Those aren’t my labels for Harris. That’s how California’s Department of Justice described her on their website. Actually, Harris’ mother is Indian and her father is Jamaican. Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate in…