By picking Kamala Harris, 55, as his running mate for the Democratic ticket, Joe Biden broke several barriers. She will be the first Black candidate and the first Indian-American to run for vice president. What is more, with the 77-year old Biden not ready for a second term, she is likely to be the presidential candidate in the next elections. All this provided the Democrats defeat Donald Trump in November.
Kamala Harris is the daughter of an Indian cancer researcher mother, Shyamala, and Jamaican economics professor father Donald J. Harris. She grew up in an activist household and took part in numerous protest demonstrations and marches for racial equality as a child. So civil and human rights are part of Kamala’s DNA.
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