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The Kamala Harris-Ruby Bridges Meme Is Powerful and Polarizing

Bridges integrated schools 60 years ago this week while, in 2020, Harris integrated the vice presidency

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris wearing a white suit giving an address to a crowd in Wilmington.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks at the Chase Center before President-elect Joe Biden’s address to the nation on November 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

A meme of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris juxtaposed against the silhouette of an elementary-age Ruby Bridges has understandably gone viral after history was made last Saturday. For…




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Ronda Racha Penrice

Ronda Racha Penrice

ATL-based Ronda Racha Penrice is a writer/cultural critic specializing in film/TV, lifestyle, and more. She is the author of Black American History For Dummies.

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