Joe Biden’s announcement of Kamala Harris as the Democrat’s Vice-President candidate marks the first time in the chronicle of United States of America (USA), a Black-Indian American woman turns out to be the running mate of a major party’s presidential candidate and that too in the White House race against Republican Donald Trump and his aide Mike Pence.
On the grounds of competence
After declaring Harris as his vice-presidential nominee, Joe Biden informed supporters that none more eligible than her can “take this fight” to President Donald Trump, as she earned her stand in a campaign that aims to restore American decency for an earnest disputer. If we trace the early phase of her career, she conceived how fortune does not favour the forbearing Black women in a particular field.
How about Kanye West and the U.S. President? Not too far from reality!
Before we delve into further speculations lets discover her profile at a glance-
Leading the game
Kamala Harris is an American politician and a lawyer who happens to be a member of the Democratic party currently serving as a junior US senator from California.
Meanwhile, Harris has formerly served as Attorney General of California for two terms between 2010-2014. Later on, Harris ran for US Senate defeating Loretta Sanchez, who then became California’s third female senator, the second African-American woman, and the first South Asian–American to serve in the United States Senate.
During her tenure, Harris extended her support to healthcare reform, federal de-scheduling of cannabis, the DREAM Act, as well as tax reforms.
An active reformer
Harris completed her graduation from Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. In 1990, Harris started her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office who was later offered a position at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Afterwards, she worked at the City Attorney of San Francisco’s office.
When she was an assistant district attorney in Oakland, her focus dealt with crimes. At that time, Harris eliminated teenage prostitution in Alameda, reshaping law enforcement’s approach to consider girls as victims rather than as sex criminals.
It was in 2003, that she got elected as the 27th district attorney of San Francisco, a post being served until 2011. Harris was however elected as Attorney General of California in 2010 followed by re-election in 2014.
With a mix of African-Indian sentiments
Harris was born in Oakland, California, whose mother happens to be a Tamilian from South India and father a Jamaican. Kamala has a sibling, Maya Harris, who is also a political activist having been worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
Harris grew up between Oakland and Berkeley, spending time in the US Midwest and Montreal.
Follow Wat-Not on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.