Kamala Harris becomes first female Vice President of US.

Kamala Harris has become the first female, Black and Asian American Vice President of the United States on November 7, 2020. She will also be the first woman in the history to hold the office of Vice President.

Highlights

  • She is also the nation’s first Black and Asian American vice president in history.
  • She was born to immigrant parents from India and Jamaica.
  • Harris has become the first Black person ever to be elected to the second-highest office in the United States.

Significance of her elevation

Kamala Harris’ elevation to vice presidency has made a huge difference to Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign. She has become a major game-changer for the Democrats. When Joe Biden chose Harris as Vice President, it was a jubilant moment for many black women across the country and to the women in general including the Asian-Americans women.

Kamala Harris

Kamala Devi Harris was born to Shyamala Gopalan who was a biologist from Tamil Nadu, India and Donald J. Harris who was an economics professor from British Jamaica. Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California on October 20, 1964. Her parents got divorced when Harris was seven. So she and her sister, Maya, were largely raised by their mother.  She graduated from Howard University and the Hastings College of Law. She started her career as a deputy district attorney of the Alameda County, California in 1990. Later, in 1998,  She was recruited as an assistant district attorney. Further, in 2003, she was elected as district attorney of San Francisco. She was elected as Attorney General of California in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014.  In the 2016 Senate Election, she is the second African American woman and the first South Asian American serving the United States Senate. Kamala Harris is married to attorney Douglas Emhoff.