June 28, 2019
At a Democratic presidential debate on Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden defended himself after U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California criticized his opposition to busing—a program that guaranteed her a racially integrated education in the 1970s. Biden photo by Ashton Pittman; Kamala Harris photo courtesy of Kamala Harris for the People.
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