Kamala Harris Has Become the First Black, South Asian, Female Vice President-Elect

An inspiration.

Kamala Harris
(Image credit: Carolyn Cole)

Kamala Harris just made history as the first Black and Asian-American woman to be elected vice president of the United States of America. CNN called the race (opens in new tab) late Saturday morning, November 7, after declaring Joe Biden the winner of Pennsylvania. It's an incredible moment for our nation, including the millions of young girls who will now see themselves represented in the second-highest office in the land.

Harris released an official statement (opens in new tab) on Twitter tweeting, "This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started."

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Below, Twitter reacts to Harris' historic moment—including her sister, Maya Harris, her niece, Meena Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff.

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