Kamala Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, becomes the US first black, woman vice president.
“This election is about so much more than @JoeBiden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it,” Harris tweeted alongside a video.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started,” she added.
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Harris is not just the first Black woman to be selected as a vice-presidential candidate in the United States. A child of immigrants, Harris is the first woman of Indian and Jamaican descent to reach a position in US politics that has long been reserved for whites only.
Kamala Harris became the first woman and first Black person to serve as California’s attorney general and the second Black woman to serve as a US Senator after graduating from Howard University and the UC Hastings School of Law.
Harris’ pursuit of education brought them from Jamaica and India to Berkeley, California — a narrative that Jamaican Americans can relate to.
Without a doubt, her achievement is being celebrated joyfully by the media back in the island nation of just under 3 million,