10 Things You Should Know About Kamala Devi Harris

Kamala Devi Harris
  1. The US Vice-Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party for the year 2020 election.
  2. Regarding the ethnic origin, she is half Jamaican and half East-Indian was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California. Her father Donald Harris was from Jamaica and her mother Shyamala Gopalan was from Chennai, India.
  3. She is the first African-American, the first Indian-American, the first Asian-American, and the third female vice presidential running mate on a major party ticket after Geraldine Ferraro and Sarah Palin.
  4. Harris is currently serving as the United States Senator from California. Prior to that served as 32nd Attorney General of California (January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2017).
  5. She married attorney Douglas Emhoff, who was at one time partner-in-charge at Venable LLP’s Los Angeles office.
  6. Harris is a member of Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, a congregation of the American Baptist Churches USA.
  7. Her sister, Maya Harris, was an MSNBC political analyst; her brother-in-law, Tony West, is the general counsel of Uber and a former United States Department of Justice senior official. Her niece, Meena Harris, is the founder of the Phenomenal Women Action Campaign.
  8. Harris’s mother understood that her adopted homeland would see her daughters as black girls, and Harris was brought up as a determined, confident, proud black woman.
  9. Indian and Indian-American publications proudly use her Indian first name, which means “lotus flower,” along with her middle name, Devi, the Sanskrit word for “goddess,” which Harris generally doesn’t use.
  10. She loves cheeseburger, which is a hamburger topped with cheese consisting of one or more cooked patties of beef.

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