Joe Biden picked California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his vice presidential running mate.
It's a historic pick. But there's a lot more to it than that.
Here are five takeaways:
1. Biden picking Harris is a statement on what it means to be American.
Biden picking Harris as his running mate is historic. No Black or South Asian American woman has ever been on a major-party ticket in U.S. history. Black voters, especially Black women, are pillars of the Democratic Party and were key to Biden's victory in the contest for the nomination.