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Tue Aug 11, 2020, 04:54 PM

Biden's VP pick: Why Kamala Harris embraces her biracial roots

About Senator Harris' Indian heritage......

Biden's VP pick: Why Kamala Harris embraces her biracial roots
Soutik Biswas, India correspondent
BBC World News

Read it here: https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-53745141

Excerpts:
"My name is pronounced "Comma-la", like the punctuation mark," Kamala Harris writes in her 2018 autobiography, The Truths We Hold. The California senator, daughter of an Indian-born mother and Jamaican-born father, then explains the meaning of her Indian name. "It means 'lotus flower', which is a symbol of significance in Indian culture. A lotus grows underwater, its flowers rising above the surface while the roots are planted firmly in the river bottom."

It is clear that her late mother was a big inspiration for Ms Harris. Gopalan was born in the southern Indian city of Chennai, the oldest of four children.
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US Democratic Party activists like Shekar Narasimhan say her candidacy would be "seismic" for the Indian-American community. "She's a woman, she biracial, she will help win the election for Biden, she appeals to various communities and she's really smart."

"Why should Indian-Americans not be proud of her? It's a signal that we are coming of age."

This is a great article with lots of personal stories. Enjoy!

I'm nicknaming our wonderful pair KamalaJoe. (ladies first)

Now, I must train myself to properly pronounce her first name!


KY........

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