Kamala Harris' impressive, yet controversial success story
The glass ceilings she smashed to get here, and where she still needs to go
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Kamala Harris recently made history as the first female vice president-elect, as well as the first Black woman and South Asian American to be elected to one of the two highest offices in the United States. Young Black and South Asian girls are right to look at Harris and feel empowered and excited for the future, but while representation is something to celebrate, the fact remains that Harris is still a human and far from perfect.
She has been an inspiring trailblazer for women and people of color, but her history as a prosecutor and attorney general in the state of California continues to surface, with many confused as to how progressive she really is. Harris has had to make very difficult decisions in the past, and she's even appeared to change her stance on some issues, but regardless of her promises, her win as VP-elect is a complicated one—even for the people to whom she appears to be an ally.
Click through the following gallery to see some of her most defining moments on her journey to smashing through glass ceiling after glass ceiling, as well as her biggest hurdles yet to come.
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