Members of the Oakland, Calif., city council have agreed to pay $295,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Charles Vose, a former deputy city attorney. Vose, who is white, claimed he was passed over for promotions in favor of minorities with less experience. City Attorney Barbara Parker denied any discrimination against Vose, saying "mere competency and years of experience" aren't enough to qualify someone for a supervisory position and other candidates had more of the qualities she was seeking than Vose did. She also noted half the supervisors she appointed were white.
Officials claim doing business is a revocable “privilege,” but many Americans see it as a right that they’ll exercise with or without licenses and permits.
Harris' origins allow her to properly claim Asian or Black/African American legal status, and she has chosen the latter.
Joe Biden announced today that Harris will be his Democratic running mate.