Ms. Kamala Harris – a lawyer, politician – is an Asian-African woman holding the highest office in US history through a public election.
1. Who is Kamala Harris?
Kamala Harris is a lawyer, politician and current Vice President of the United States. She is the first female Vice President of the United States, and also the first Asian-African woman to hold this position.
Kamala Harris is also the most senior woman in the United States government elected by the people through an election. Before that, she served as US Senator for the state of California from 2017 to 2021, Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017.
2. Biography of Kamala Harris 2.1. What is Kamala Harris’s real name?
Ms. Kamala Harris full name is Kamala Devi Harris.
2.2. When was Kamala Harris born?
Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964 (56 years old).
2.3. Where is Kamala Harris from?
Kamala Harris was born in Oakland, California, USA.
2.4. Kamala Harris’s Family Origins and Education’s Family Origins
Kamala’s mother is Shyamala Gopalan, a woman of Indian origin and a scientist specializing in breast cancer. Kamala’s motherland is Tamil Nadu, India.
Kamala’s father, Donald J. Harris, is an emeritus professor of economics at Stanford University. Mr. Harris is a Jamaican who immigrated to the United States since 1961. Both Kamala’s father and mother graduated from the university. study at UC Berkeley.
Kamala was born and raised in Berkeley County, California, and has a younger sister, Maya Harris. When Kamala was in kindergarten, Berkeley was a place of severe racism, and the people and the government here have been trying to change that for many years.
Kamala’s parents divorced when she was 7 years old. Kamala from a young age participated in religious activities at the Baptist temple, a Hindu temple following her mother’s beliefs. After their parents divorced, her two sisters lived with their mother, and Kamala once recalled that when she and her sister visited their father in Palo Alto every weekend, the neighborhood children didn’t play with her sisters just because they are people of color.
Kamala’s mother Shyamala Gopalan brought the sisters to Montreal, Canada when Kamala was 12 years old to take up new jobs at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University. Later, Kamala and her sister both visited their mother’s hometown in Madras (Chennal, India) as well as her paternal home in Jamaica.
Kamala Harris’s Education
Kamala’s first high school was Notre-Dame de Grâce, a French-speaking school. She then transferred to Westmount High School in Westmount, Quebec, Canada, where she graduated in 1981.
After completing high school, Kamala matriculated and attended Howard University, USA. This is a college with a rich history of black people in Washington, D.C. During her time at Howard, she joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, headed the debate-debating team, and was the president of the college. economic association in the school. She interned as secretary of the mailroom for California senator Alan Cranston. In 1986, Kamala Harris graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts in both political science and economics.
The University of California (Law) and UC Hastings College of Law are the next two schools Kamala attended. She served as president of the National Association of Colored Law Students at UC Hastings. She graduated with a Juris Doctor (PhD in Law) in 1989 and in 1990 was officially certified as a lawyer.
3. Kamala Harris’ career
In 1990, Ms. Kamala was hired as an associate district attorney in Alameda County, California before moving to the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and then to the California Medical Assistance Commission (California). In February 1998, she became the head of the San Francisco County Occupational Criminal Division, and in August 2000, Kamala accepted a job at San Francisco City Hall, where she ran the Child and Family Services Division. .
In 2002, she began to enter politics, starting with a campaign to run for the position of San Francisco County District Attorney. Kamala Harris launched a campaign to break negative stereotypes about black women and set up her campaign office in Bayview, the “most isolated neighborhood” in San Francisco. As a result, Kamala Harris won with 56% of the vote, becoming California’s first black attorney.
Ms. Kamala held the position of District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011 with almost no competitor competing for the position. Kamala is also known as the “iron woman” as before she took office, the felony conviction rate had increased from 50% to 76%. Ms. Kamala is particularly strong with convictions related to marijuana, drug trafficking, child abuse and murder. At the same time, she also implemented many reforms such as: not prioritizing the death penalty and supporting the maximum sentence of life without parole, the policy against truancy for youth and efforts to reduce racism. ethnicity with people of color.
In 2008, Kamala Harris announced her candidacy for the position of attorney general of California. On January 3, 2011, she took office and was also the first African-American, the first Asian-American and the first woman to hold this position of California attorney general until 2017.
In 2019, Ms. Kamala Harris officially ran for the position of President of the United States of America for the presidential election in 2020. She herself is a rival and once made critical arguments against Mr. Joe Biden. (who later became the president of the United States). However, she did not receive support because of the alleged reasons for her “restrictive” policies in San Francisco earlier.
In December 2019, Kamala Harris withdrew from her position as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, citing insufficient financial resources. By March 2020, Kamala endorsed Joe Biden as president.
Reach the pinnacle of his career by winning with Joe Biden in the 2020 US presidential election.
Mr. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris started their election campaign in May 2019 and then, the Biden-Harris pair was said to be the ideal combination to defeat the Trump – Pence pair (Donal Trump and Mike Pence). At the end of February, Ms. Kamala Harris received great expectations to become the first female vice president of the United States, especially after the death of black citizen George Floyd due to police brutality led to a series of murders. protests in the US.
Joe Biden announced the selection of Kamala Harris as the person to hold the position of vice president of the United States if he wins the election on August 11, 2020. In an effort to win the hearts of the ethnic groups living in the United States, Kamala once chose the name Ha Cam Le as the name printed on the ballot for places with a high percentage of Chinese Americans living.
After Joe Biden was elected president of the United States in the 2020 election, Kamala Harris officially took office as vice president of the United States on January 20, 2021. Unleash history as the first woman, first Asian woman and first African-American woman to take the position. She is also the second person of color, after Charles Curtis (an indigenous native) to hold the position of Vice President of the United States.
Harris resigned as a Democratic Senator on January 18, 2021, and two days later, she was sworn in as vice president at the White House. Currently, Ms. Kamala Harris is on a visit to Vietnam from August 24, 2021.
4. Kamala Harris’s private life
Ms. Kamala married in 2014 to Mr. Douglas Emhoff. Her husband, Douglas, is a lawyer with a wife and two children. After getting married, Mrs. Harris and her husband had no children, but Ms. Kamala still cared for and loved her husband’s two stepchildren.
The special thing is that Mr. Emhoff is the first “second husband” in the history of the United States, he is also the first Jewish person to be the husband of a vice president of the United States.
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