The election of Kamala Harris as Vice President of the United States is a widely discussed political event. For many people, such a candidate’s choice is perceived as a purely populist measure, while others consider her a significant leader for the Democratic Party. The article “Harris Has the Potential to Change the Face of U.S. Politics,” published in Politico magazine, presents experts’ opinions who believe that Harris’s political decisions may have a crucial impact on the USA.
Most of the arguments presented in the article are related to Harris’ ethnicity or gender in one way or another. Experts expect her to have a progressive policy towards people of color and other groups experiencing any type of inequality (Politico Magazine). On the one hand, as vice president, Harris appears to be a Democrat who wants to reach a wider audience. On the other hand, she will indeed be able to address urgent questions aimed at improving the situation regarding existing social inequality.
The article also mentions that Kamala Harris has extensive experience in both senatorial and prosecutorial activities. First of all, she will be able to help the president both with the development and promotion of new criminal justice features. Again, in this regard, experts place greater emphasis on the consequences of her policies for ethnic minorities, in particular African Americans. It is also noted that Harris “understands the connection between the injustices of our systems and its connection to inequity in health, education, and finance” (Politico Magazine). Thus, in direct relation to social policy, the elected vice president is expected to pay special attention to inequality in relation to minorities.
The opinions presented in this article focus on the overwhelming majority of cases on Kamala Harris’s efforts to eliminate inequality and improve the quality of lives of disadvantaged groups. As a woman of an ethnic minority and the daughter of immigrants, she addresses issues which concern her directly. On the one hand, from the article, it might seem that the new vice president’s policy may be one-sided, ignoring the needs of the majority of the population. On the other hand, using her own experience, she can change the lives of many citizens. One way or another, the article presented a bright politician with her own course, having the experience and the means to promote it.
Politico Magazine. “Harris Has the Potential to Change the Face of U.S. Politics.” Politico, 2020, Web.