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You’ve all probably heard by now that former Vice President Joe Biden—presumptive Democratic presidential nominee—has chosen Senator Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate.
But who is Kamala Harris? Here is what we know about her so far:
I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020
- Harris made history in 2016 when she became the first Indian American as well as the second African American woman elected to the US Senate
- She is reportedly the “first Black woman to be nominated by either major party for vice president” and the third woman in the United States history to be nominated as vice president of a major party. The first was Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 and the second one was Sarah Palin in 2008
- Harris served as California’s attorney general from 2011 to 2017. She was the first woman and the first African American to hold the post
- Her husband, Douglas Emhoff, is a lawyer. She has two stepchildren named Cole and Ella, the former has reportedly gained the attention of gay men for being a hottie.
- She graduated from middle school and high school in the United States’ neighbor Canada—right here in Adam4Adam’s hometown Montréal to be exact.
- Harris is a first-generation American. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was a cancer researcher from India while her father, Donald Harris, is a Stanford University emeritus professor of economics from Jamaica. She has a sister named Maya; their parents met at UC Berkeley while working on their graduate degrees.
- According to Business Insider, Kamala Harris supports legalized same-sex marriage. You can read more about it here. She also “supported transgender people’s right to use the bathroom of their choice during her time as attorney general.” And she “created a hate-crimes unit to prosecute crimes against LGBTQ youth” as San Francisco district attorney.
If you wish to read Kamala Harris’ policy positions in detail, Business Insider wrote about it extensively here. If you wish to know more about Kamala, read here.
#WinWithBlackWomen It’s time. The world is watching- and so are we. Write Kamala Harris into history – because she is qualified, deserved, and in this moment prepared to lead. We expect what America deserves. pic.twitter.com/qZR5jzqUl1— Juanita Brent (@Juanita_Brent) August 11, 2020
My warmest congratulations to @KamalaHarris. I am confident Biden-Harris will prove to be a winning ticket. I will do my utmost to help them win and govern. 👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/9pfJggZSV9— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 11, 2020
I’ve known Senator @KamalaHarris for a long time. She is more than prepared for the job. She’s spent her career defending our Constitution and fighting for folks who need a fair shake. This is a good day for our country. Now let’s go win this thing. pic.twitter.com/duJhFhWp6g— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 11, 2020
Thank you for the synopsis. I wanted to give 5 stars but it wouldn’t let me.
Who is Kamala Harris? She’s a race separatist. She described her experience at Howard University as “being like heaven; everyone there looked like me.” I agree with her attitude. I hope Harris becomes VP, and eventually President, so that she can help us all achieve true happiness – complete separation of the races from each other.
You’re a nasty piece of work.
BIDEN/HARRIS IN NOVEMBER!
CRUSH THE ORANGE MENACE!
The Great Kamala AKA The Ugandan Giant passed away like two days before this Kamala became a running mate.
I welcome Mrs. Harris with open arms. I wasn’t excited about the 2020 election up until now. I’m working at my polling site on election day and I expect to see huge turn-outs all over. I hope everything is done fairly and every single vote get counted. Let democracy prevails no matter the outcome.
No thanks to both #KamalaHarris and #JoeBiden. Both have a horrible record on locking up minorities. Both support endless regime wars. Both support free trade agreements. Both oppose #MedicareForAll. There is no difference between the #Republican and #Democratics parties and the blinders are off. I will NOT be voting in November when it’s clear that my vote is a BIG WASTE OF TIME!!
Fantastic! A woman and of color/s, too, yeah! 5 stars for the article, Dave, thank you enormously!
Bring people that are responsible, sane, and humane and get rid of the Gestapo; making America all inclusively American, the kind of country where everyone can have a FAIR shot at the American dream. . . not just/only the alleged “fair-skinned” not just the hetero.
PROGRESS not REGRESSION=segregation
Restructure, the laws that devastate black/communities, uphold women’s rights, LGBGT rights.
And you know something else, I’ve still not seen any Mexican rapists and drug cartels, either.
While she wasn’t what I consider the best choice to be on the democratic ticket, I’m happy that she is on it. She is much more qualified to be in the White House than the current president. People just need to look at the record of the current president and see that progress to pursue happiness has not happened for the majority. He has racist tendencies and isn’t about bringing people together. So far it has worked for him and his friends. He and his friends are getting richer because of his efforts. The majority of the people who have… Read more »
So you have a bunch of ad hominens from all the usual talking points of why Trump is bad but offer no proof. The fact that people call Trump racist and excuse Biden’s 40 plus years in office of racial policies, the 1994 crime bill, and even awful current statements shows this is all just political tribalism or low info voters. Add in Harris’s work as a prosecutor and the “trump racist” meme becomes a clown show. Neither of these men should be president and the fact people act like trump is the end of the world but old man… Read more »
Democrats did not start this fire (tribalism) we more less found ourselves having to deal with it. The usual “talking points” are the points of bringing to fruition the democracy of which the country has been touting to the rest of the world as a model of modernity for ages; the cause of many wars in fact. This country, much like old Europe, has been waging wars on other “lessor” countries touting Christianity; just as it has democracy (Vietnam) by force “do things our way/become more American-like” in the sense of Europeanizing those of color/Indigenous. Yet, look where “we as… Read more »
Some simply need to be victims, I’m Mescalero Apache and I don’t whine about how Native Peoples have been treated, hell we served in every war this nation was even in and yet we couldn’t vote nor openly practice our various beliefs in public until 1963, yes 1963. Way past time to leave the victim mentality in the trash can with that over used tattered ole race card.
That’s because “you’re on the res.,” I watch the PBS ch’s, you’re people are in real trouble, you should complain, whine, etc., and some of you have the good sense to. Racism is a tattered old card it needs to be in the trash, with or without you it will be. “The squeaky-wheel gets the oil,” you’ve gotten use to being stepped-on, trampled and left for dead, Jim, pity.
“RED SKINS” somebody with enough respect of their culture or sense of “tribalism” (tek) got tired of “being the victim” of an out-and-out ages old totally disrespectful racial slur, Jim,… put that “tattered card to the trash,” cheers!
Don’t you think it’s about long past do time, of course you do, can’t argue that really valid point now can you, NOT!!!!
Dude, wtf are you saying! Doesn’t make any sense…
Well said! We create our reality. What Harris is doing seeks to extend and reignite Racist Idealogy. She does this why? Simple. Not for blacks, for herself. Her days as Attorney General price she is an enemy of freedom. A fraud through and through! God forbid , the mobsters, drug lords and communists put her corrupt “beep” in charge. Gays are ast risk like never before ! Ask any gay person living under the socialists . China Russia ? That’s what she offers! Makes me sick
Dude, politics has been ugly and mud slinging tribalism for centuries. Don’t act like “we go high” is an actual democrat talking point. For recent see the lies and manipulations of Harry Reid. So spare me your soliloquy that contains no facts to rebut what I said and only feelings. Tribalism in politics also has absolutely nothing to do with race, gender, or tribes. I’ve also never seen a “no hillary voters” profile on any dating site, but the amount of “no republicans” is silly. Triablism means the elite have succeded and the lower classes of us act like we… Read more »
What, you never heard of “tribes” as it refers to cultures and especially race, “dude?” Clearly, there are and have always been many kinds of tribes….as it refers to humans, well before “politics” of the last, say four years. I’ll bet you wish you knew; had a clue as to what you’re talking about. Tribalism has everything to do in politics as well, things and movements evolve, try keeping up with it, are you kidding me?! “We go high” = morals, integrity, decency, humanity, equality, etc., “when you go low” minus these virtues.” WHITE WEALTHY, OLD MONEY = conservative” mostly,… Read more »
Yes dude, google the use of “tribalism” as it refers to politics. Words mean different things in different contexts and are used globally in no way as a slur. This is just silly.
Good, then it’s settled, we agree; many contexts “tribalism/s”
Well, let’s just hope those Americans of Korean descent vote from the rooftops again when others that think with the democratic mob mentality revert to the good ol’ black ass tribalism that still seems to be ingrained in them.
Yeah, ’cause they’re not on your nazi-ass side.
It didn’t look like they were on your’s, either, now did it? By the way, your projecting-ass is showing again.
They will be, that’s what the assholes like you are scared to death of…
I don’t have any facts on Trump being a racist? Apparently, you can’t read or have an inability to actually listen to his words. If you want to go back nearly forty years, Trump was the man who put a whole page ad calling for the death penalty of black boys(Central Park Five) in New York for crimes they did NOT commit. Why did he feel they were hoodlum and guilty? Because they were black in the wrong place and the wrong time. That is racism. When he has said that Mexico doesn’t give their best and sends the US… Read more »
Your post stated not fact, just feelings. As I’ve said I think trumps an idiot, but he also was getting tons of NAACP awards while biden was trashing an entire section of the population along with hillary as super predators etc…
While some may argue the point, its rather obvious that she was chosen for her gender and the color of her skin to garner votes and not for the content of her character.
Joe & the Ho 2020
lol, you obviously never hear her talk.
Actually l have, but unlike you Dave, I’m not stuck on stupid. Correct me if I’m wrong but your not even a US citizen and as such you won’t even be legally voting in US electrons…
But hey, thanks for the spin.
thank god I won’t. Wouldn’t want to have this orange moron as the leader of my country….
what a shame. I’m sorry for all Americans.
Then why constantly complain about Trump when you have that asshat Trudeau? Hos often do you see Americans bitchin about foreign leaders? Not much, however those that do not reside in this great nation seem to relish in bitchin about American politics. Enough
I’m actually wondering at what point A4A being a non US entity starts to impose on the issues of outsiders cannot contribute to US elections without being you know, lobbyists etc… This isn’t a slam just a geniune thought I’ve had in the past as the candian thing gets thrown around. As south park taught us…
Don’t even bother, Dave. He’s the one “stuck on stupid,” he’d rather live in a country run into the ground by nazis. He, along with the rest of the fucked-up, “couldn’t cut it as Christian Evangelistic” log cabin idiots, because they’re cock-suckers; appeasing an ideology/ group, something they can’t live-up to, so if they’re racist, they can belong to some degree; at least being white, lmao! How poor-weak is that? It wasn’t just the Jews whom were murdered, remember that, Marko, you’re a coward! White nationalist; if it’s not one group, it’s another, there’s always another as long as they’re… Read more »
@Lamar. What a total dumass.. Lol, you are seriously in need of some help Lamar, the abnormal psychiatric type. We’ve never met, but you boast that you magically know everything about me. Just remember that the saddest lies are those we tell ourselves. And your telling yourself some whoopers…. And thanks for sharing them on a public forum. I’m left wondering how many people come here solely for the entertainment value of your “writtings”? Lamar, you need to wake up. Its you who are the racist. But nice try in your time tested tradition of deflecting the truth by slinging… Read more »
Ha, you’re so sick. I was born in the 61′, I know what happened, as my parents grew up in the south and Caribbean, born in the 20’s, guess what we’re there’s some very strong parallels, today, again. You’ve got the WWII generation, talking about “what they never-ever thought they would see on their own soil,” that they fought against, abroad! I really need not defend my sense humanity to someone who hasn’t a clue as to what’s unfolding right before the eye’s and that of the world. It’s a clever spin, however thoroughly twisted, as she “Harris” and I… Read more »
You seem nice and totally well adjusted. I’m going to just stop engaging with you as we have no reason to try to even see eye to eye.
I’m good with that. I come from a place of actual-in-your-face experience ‘racism’ within the employment/corporates, housing, law, stopped by cops, I’ve seen first hand in Minnesota. Additionally, as a small child hearing the horrors my parents survived-their personal histories/stories as grand/and great-grandchildren of slaves, my parents born in the 20’s and/ or raised in the south. There are some striking parallels, today. Still, but because of “white fragility” as “Marko” pointed-out, yeah, I’m being forced to “live in the past” as we all are, no “well adjusted person” (thank you, btw) wants to have deal with this shit. However,… Read more »
Hey, dave(lack of uppercase done on purpose), why don’t you move to Venezuela or China? You obviously love socialism. Oh that’s right, Canada is socialist. That’s why there’s also a waiting list to get an operation and in the meantime, you may die from your illness or condition. Keep talking ignorant trash, hater!
Hey michael, im not socialist, and hate your orange monster.
Health is free here in Canada, we do have a small waiting list, but that’s fine, you get your surgery in few month, for free.
Same for medication, same for school.
It shows what we believe in.
What votes? Tulsi destroyed her.. She had to drop out b4 Iowa..no one believes her fake laugh… The dnc and gop are owned by the same ppl the dnc would rather lose than to have anyone progressive.. They don’t care about winning wake up
. . . And which of the colors do you refer to, though, lmao, her South Asian color or her Jamaican one? What don’t you like about her character? Don’t you like women, your mother is one, hmmm? I’ll bet you’ve had way more ‘dicks’ than she has. . . even if your slur was true, she’s makin’ way more money than yourself as such, Marko the ho.
Hey Lamar, I don’t have an issue with the color of her skin. I don’t have an issue with her gender. If l did, l clearly would of attacked her for those things, things she has no control over. What I am saying, is that contrary to the words of Dr.King’s “I have a dream speech” where he tells us “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”. So tell us Lamar, was… Read more »
Actually, Marko, those words of wisdom have been lost period, that’s why it’s still a highly racist country scared and hateful of people of color. Go see a doc right away for that sick judgmental denial you’re in; as ‘we’ black people weren’t the only ones in the protests, not to mention those white folks whom were tryin’ to sabotage it.
Interesting read though.
Kamala Harris had more dick then all the men on this site combined, she was known as Willie Brown whore before she got into politics. She smoked pot while at the same time arresting people for smoking pot, she’s a lie and a hypocrite.
Wow, lmao! And clearly so are you, hypocritical hater.
I do not know Kamala Harris. I have seen her on tv and in magazines.. She does not look black. she does not look Indian.. She is a beautiful woman. But that’s not important. what’s important is what she plans to do if she ever gets elected. She is a socialist.. and she is controlled by the socialist/communist trying to destroy our country
WTF? Are you aware of what is happening to the country now? So much for the next generation the reps are always going on about, they’re getting sick and sicker; the country is on the brink of a recession; in a totally polluted world; left with nothing but hate and death. . .
I think calling her a socialist is on par with “corporate welfare.”
Dave, what happened to the “nice af” idea? That didn’t last long!!! I’m waiting to see if some of these mean-spirited, racist, insulting, sexist comments be magically removed like mine was. It’s all about fairness!!
When talking color, politics, good luck!
I know Lamar… I don’t give a crap but if you go back to the blog about John Lewis, you will see that some of your and my comments has been removed. They were approved then removed with no explanation. The blog title is “Remembering Rep. John Lewis, Civil rights hero and a stauch LGBTQ Alley”. I was thinking they were removed because of the “nice af campaign” but apparently not after reading kamala attacks.
I’m not letting it stop me, though, keep on speaking out, bro.
Q: “What happened to the “nice af” idea”?
A: Lamar got near a keyboard…
Lmao, you so cute, I wasn’t alone, buddy.