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Nikki Haley’s South Asian Heritage Is Historic Part of Her Presidential Campaign

posted on February 21, 2023

Zohreen Shah of ABC reports, “With her announcement this week that she is running for president, Nikki Haley has made a bit of history again—becoming the first prominent woman of color to seek the Republican nomination.” Haley’s parents are from India, and she was raised Sikh before she converted to Christianity. Sara Sadhwani, an assistant professor of politics at Pomona College, said, “We see South Asians who have largely been on the outskirts of American politics in many ways. This is a moment where we’re seeing South Asians step into the limelight.”

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