Kamala Harris is not half white. She’s not a man. She’s not a graduate of Harvard or of any Ivy League school.
Ms. Harris is also young for an American leader. And at this critical crossroads in the nation’s political history, we are desperate for new energy and new thinking. I believe Ms. Harris will bring it.
There’s a big difference between equality and equity. pic.twitter.com/n3XfQyjLNe
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 1, 2020
“Look After Your Sister” -Kamala’s Mama
Harris’ mom was a working woman. A working woman with a Ph.D.
According to Wikipedia, Shyamala Gopalan (who died in 2009) was an American biomedical scientist, born in British India, whose work in isolating and characterizing the progesterone receptor gene stimulated advances in breast biology and oncology.
“She was a brown woman with an accent,” remembers Harris. She also remembers being followed when entering a store.
As a brown girl in America, racism was imprinted on her as a child. She managed to fight through it. It’s this fighting spirit (and the results it brings) that we, the People, need to see on television every night for years to come.
The complaint-driven, privilege-drenched whine of old white men is tiresome. Let’s make new waves and new music as a nation.
Padma Lakshmi Sees Herself In Kamala
Diversity and inclusion. At long last, these two words are at the top of everyone’s mind today.
For me, hearing how Padma was moved by the nomination of Harris (by Biden to Veep) is emotional.
As a TV star, Padma knows first-hand the immense power of televised images. We saw an exceptional black man serve the nation for eight years. Now, it’s time for the exceptional black woman to stand and serve.