The assistant professor weighs in on the significance of the vice-presidential candidate.
Now that Joseph Biden has named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate, Mia Costa, an assistant professor of government, talks about the significance and strategy of Harris joining the ticket. "Diversity is really important. It signals the value of having a woman on the ticket," Costa says. "The fact that she is also a woman of color shows the value of diversity and is a signal of where the party wants to go."