Kamala Harris forces us to look beyond Black and White

He noted that Harris was not just a Black American but that her father was Jamaican. And she wasn’t East Asian but South Asian, her mother an immigrant from India.

As happened during the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama, the only other Black person to appear on a major-party presidential ticket, there has been some debate about how to describe Harris’s identity.

Even though Obama’s father was not a Black American, he had a White mother and thus fit into the popular perception of what it…

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