What does Kamala Harris’ exit mean for black women in politics?

“While Ms. Harris’s bid wasn’t a historic first, her candidacy was groundbreaking for how seriously her effort was taken by the political establishment.

The third black woman to run for the White House, she cast her campaign in the direct shadow of the first, opening her effort with a red-and-yellow logo that was a nod to Shirley Chisholm’s bid. For the first time in their political lives, many saw their own identity reflected in Ms. Harris’s bid.

…And in her exit, they saw confirmation of how much more difficult it can be for a black woman to raise money from people who like her but just aren’t convinced she should be — or could be elected — president. After Kamala Harris’s departure from the presidential race, the people who saw their own paths reflected in hers are thinking about what comes next.”

– ‘What Does This Country Demand of Black Women in Politics?’ By Lisa Lerer and Jennifer Medina. Full article available here: https://lnkd.in/gjrEkTH

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