Kamala Harris, the first-ever lady vice-president of the United States.

Newly elected, the United States' vice-president set a new landmark grabbing the earlier. An era of feminism begins for the country.

First woman, Black, Indian-American, Asian vice president-elect, The 56-year-old California senator is one of only three Asian Americans in the Senate and she's the first Indian-American ever to serve in the chamber. Her husband, Douglas Emhoff, will make history, too. He will be the first man and first Jewish person to serve as a spouse to a president or vice president. Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a biologist whose work on the progesterone receptor gene stimulated work in breast cancer research. Her father, Donald J. Harris, is a Stanford University professor emeritus of economics. Kamala Harris was born to two immigrant parents: a Black father and an Indian mother. Her father, Donald Harris, was from Jamaica, and her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a cancer researcher, and civil rights activist from Chennai. She, however, defines herself simply as ‘American'.



She was announced as Biden's running mate on August 11, 2020. On November 7, 2020, the race was called in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket. She will be the second vice president of significant non-European ancestry, following Charles Curtis, who served from 1929 to 1933 alongside President Herbert Hoover. She accepted her place in history on Saturday night with a speech honoring the women who she said “paved the way for this moment tonight”, when the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants would stand before the nation as the vice-president-elect of the United States. With her ascension to the nation’s second-highest office, Harris, 56, will become the first woman and the first woman of color to be elected vice president, a reality that shaped her speech and brought tears to the eyes of many women and girls watching from the hoods of their cars that had gathered in the parking lot of a convention center in Wilmington, Delaware.



Wearing an all-white pantsuit, in an apparent tribute to the suffragists who fought for a woman’s right to vote, Harris smiled, exultant, as she waved from the podium waiting for the blare of car horns and cheers to subside. Joe Biden, the president-elect, would speak next. But this was a moment all her own. She began her remarks with a tribute to the legacy of the late congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis. “Protecting our democracy takes struggle,” Harris said, speaking from a stage outside the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.


“It takes sacrifice. But there is joy in it. And there is progress. Because we, the people, have the power to build a better future.” “I reflect on their struggle, their determination and the strength of their vision, to see what can be, unburdened by what has been,” she said. “I stand on their shoulders.” She specifically honored the contributions of Black women to the struggle for suffrage, equality, and civil rights – leaders who are “too often overlooked, but so often prove that they are the backbone of our democracy”. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" last month, Harris vowed that she would bring her diverse perspective to the Biden administration. "What I will do, and I promise you this and this is what Joe wants me to do, this was part of our deal I will always share with him my lived experience as it relates to any issue that we confront," she said. "And I promised Joe that I will give him that perspective and always be honest with him." That experience includes being the daughter of an Indian immigrant and a Jamaican-born father. She was raised biracial and interfaith. She is a Christian, but also attended Hindu temples with her mother. As the world waited for the outcome of the US election, the people have well celebrated the victory of Bidden-Harris with great enthusiasm and have as well welcomed to together build a democracy of the US more stronger and powerful in the coming years.

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