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7 Moments Worth Celebrating From Tuesday's Disastrous Election

Finding a few bright spots from an otherwise horrendous day in American history, here are some moments from Tuesday’s election worth celebrating.

Tuesday was an absolute shit storm. A confusing, heartbreaking, tragedy of a shit storm. In the eye of that shit storm, there were a few glimmering moments that were easy to miss. Moments in which history was made, glass ceilings were indeed broken and progress and reason won out.

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Ilhan Omar Makes History as the First Somali-American, Muslim Woman Legislator

Ilhan Omar is officially the next State Representative of Minnesota's District 60B, thus making her the first Somali-American lawmaker in U.S. history.

Here’s some much-needed good news from this mind-boggling, what-the-fuck of a U.S. election night: the U.S. officially has its first Somali-American legislator (and first black Muslim woman legislator) in Ilhan Omar, who made history this Tuesday evening with a commanding win in the Minnesota State House race. With tonight’s win, she’ll serve as the next State Representative of Minnesota's District 60B.

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The ‘Ilhan Omar Effect’: How a Somali-American Muslim Woman Candidate is Mobilizing Millennial Voters in Minnesota

Omar is poised to be the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature in the U.S

This story was originally published by Feet in 2 Worlds, an award-winning news site and journalism training organization based at The New School in New York. For the past 11 years, Feet in 2 Worlds has brought the work of journalists from a broad range of immigrant communities to public radio and the web. 

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