An article in The Christian Science Monitor, As Kamala Harris’ portfolio grows, so does the scrutiny, quotes LaFleur Stephens-Dougan on parallels between Harris and Barack Obama:
Obama especially, but even Kamala Harris to a degree, has been able to capitalize on identity. They can help build bridges and cross cultural divides.
Stephens-Dougan is assistant professor of politics and a CSDP faculty associate at Princeton University. She is the author of Race to the Bottom: How Racial Appeals Work in American Politics (University of Chicago Press 2020).