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What Does The Vice President Do?

Today, Kamala Harris became vice president of the United States—the first woman, the first person of South Asian descent, and the first African American to do so. Harris also became the first vice president to have graduated from a historically black college or university. However, the vice presidency itself has traditionally been a relatively insignificant position, though the office has become more influential in recent years.

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4 Ways To Close The COVID-19 Racial Health Gap

Since March, people of color have been more likely to get sick and more likely to die from COVID-19 infection because they have been living and working in social conditions that worsen their physical health and mental health. These conditions are rooted in structural inequalities that are also responsible for the severity and progression of COVID-19.

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