Some Good News: The U.S. Senate Just Elected Its First Indian-American Woman

Kamala Harris will be one of just four women of color serving.

Kamala Harris
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If you're desperately searching for some small sliver of good news (opens in new tab) this morning, the U.S. Senate has just elected it's first Indian-American woman. Kamala Harris defeated fellow democrat Loretta Sanchez with a landslide victory in California, and is now one of just four women of color in the senate. She's the daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, and is the second black woman ever to be elected to the Senate. In other words, massive congratulations are in order.

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In case you hadn't guessed, Harris has a strong political background—she was District Attorney of San Francisco, as well as California's first female, first Indian-American, and first black attorney general.

A nice reminder that women are still breaking through that glass ceiling, one crack at a time.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.