Other Things That Happened Yesterday

- first Indian-American elected to House,Washington's Pramila Jayapal

- first openly gay governor, Kate Brown of Oregon
- first Latina senator, Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada
- first Indian-American elected to Senate, Kamala Harris of California
- first Vietnamese-American woman in Congress, Stephanie Murphy from Florida
- first Somali-American Muslim female legislator in the U.S. from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar
- this guy

He's also the first Dominican-American congressman in history.


Patrick said…
Thank you very much for posting this list. It helps keep perspective.
Anonymous said…
And the first African American U.S. Senator since 1881 from the former Confederacy elected to a full term, Tim Scott.

Anonymous said…
I think the first line should say "first Indian-American woman elected to the House" because I think the first Indian-American was elected to the House in the 1950s: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalip_Singh_Saund

Anonymous said…
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A University of Louisiana Lafayette student who said she was physically attacked and robbed of her wallet and hijab made up the story, according to the Lafayette Police Department.

Public Information Officer Karl Ratcliff said police are currently reviewing the possibility of charging the 18-year-old student with filing a false police report.

The young woman filed a police report Wednesday claiming two white males approached her near the campus, in the 100 block of Smith Street, around 11 a.m.

She also claimed one of the males was wearing a “Trump” hat and they both yelled racial obscenities at her, police said.

The Lafayette Police Department issued a news release saying: “During the course of the investigation, the female complainant admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males.”

Incidentally, the ACLU rushed to defend the hoax-artist after her story went “viral” (every lying media propaganda organ pushed it in lock step).

Reality opposed
Anonymous said…
Reality opposed, are you trying to say that an 18 year-old student making a false police report (for which she is being charged by the police) is on the same par as the bullying and poisonous fear mongering President-elect Trump has been spewing for the last 18 months? Both his general, broadsided against Mexicans and Muslims as well as his specific, personal attacks have no place in public discourse.

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