Racist and sexist attacks on Kamala Harris in 2020 reveal long-established patterns of “othering” nondominant groups and individuals. These patterns are designed to undermine the political standing of political figures from nondominant groups.
Madhavi Reddi is a doctoral student at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media and a graduate research fellow with the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on South Asian American identity and representation in entertainment media, art and politics.
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