Groundbreaking VP pick for Joseph Biden comes from a multiracial background, and is the first African-American woman to be chosen to run on a major party presidential ticket. But don’t forget her South Asian mother. Kamala Devi Harris is half-Asian, and the first Asian-American to run for Vice President on a major party US ticket.
According to NewsInAsia.com,
Democrat Kamala Devi Harris or “Kamala” as she is better known, is the first Black Indian Tamil American to win a US Senate seat and the first biracial to be in the Senate. Her father, Donald Harris, is Jamaican, and her mother, Dr.Shyamala Gopalan, is a Tamil from Chennai, India. She is married to a White American, Douglas Emhoff.
Kamala Devi Harris was born on October 20, 1964, and raised in San Francisco’s East Bay where she attended public schools, worshiped at black churches and lived in predominantly African American communities. Her immersion in African American culture didn’t prevent her from being exposed to Indian-Hindu culture, though.
Her breast cancer specialist mother took Harris to Hindu temples to worship.NewsInAsia.com
Will be exciting to watch this ticket from now till November 3rd Election Day, and beyond!