African-American Senator Kamala Harris, US Vice President-elect, highlights of her life
Washington: Important aspects of the life of US Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Devi. According to reports, US Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Devi Harris was born on October 20, 1964 in Auckland, California.
According to the reports her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was a breast-cancer scientist who had emigrated from India in 1960 to pursue a doctorate in endocrinology at UC Berkeley. Her father, Donald Harris, is a Stanford University Emeritus Professor of Economics, who emigrated from Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at UC Berkeley.
Harris identifies as African American and considers her experience to be American. She was raised in Berkeley, California, with her younger sister, Maya Harris. She grew up going to a black Baptist church and a Hindu temple; she and her sister visited their mother’s family in Madras (now Chennai), India, on occasion.
Harris began kindergarten in the second year of Berkeley’s school desegregation busing program, which adopted busing to bring racial balance to the city’s public schools; a bus drove her to a school which, two years prior, had been 95% white. Her parents divorced when she was 7; when she and her sister would visit their father in Palo Alto on weekends, she stated that neighbors’ kids were not allowed to play with them because they were black.
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When she was 12, Harris and her sister moved with their mother to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where their mother had accepted a research position at Jewish General Hospital and teaching at McGill University. She was a popular student at Westmount High School in Westmount, Quebec, graduating in 1981.
She went on to Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she double-majored in political science and economics (B.A. 1986), interned as a mailroom clerk for California Senator Alan Cranston, chaired the economics society, led the debate team, demonstrated against apartheid, and joined Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
Harris returned to California, where in 1989 she earned her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.She passed the bar examination, and gained admission to the State Bar of California on June 14, 1990.
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Earlier, US President Donald Trump said that Kamala Harris is the most horrible member of the US Senate and he wonders how Joe Biden chose her as his deputy.
Trump said Harris’s performance was not impressive when he was running for president, and he wondered why Biden made the decision.
“I was a little surprised that he picked her,” he said. “I’ve been watching her for a long time, and I was a little surprised.”
He repeatedly mentioned that Harris was “nasty” to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Harris has called for an investigation into whether the judge lied under oath to Congress during his confirmation hearing in regard to sexual assault allegations.
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