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Harris showed Black women how to be ‘angry’ and handle a condescending white man

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris gestures toward Vice President Mike Pence during the debate in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. <span class="copyright">(AFP via Getty Images)</span>
Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris gestures toward Vice President Mike Pence during the debate in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. (AFP via Getty Images)

So I was wrong.

Up until the start of Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, I had been worried that Kamala Harris would fall victim to Mike Pence’s Midwestern nice schtick, honed during his time as governor of Indiana.

That if the California senator came after him like the hard-charging former prosecutor that she is, Pence would just shake his head and smile that smarmy smile, making Harris look like an angry Black woman and himself the picture of calm and civility.

But then it happened.

With just one exchange, Harris out-Midwestern-niced the Midwestern nice master, exposing Pence for the overconfident, condescending, weak and scared white man that he really is.

And even more importantly, she put a different kind of dent in the glass ceiling. Using

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