Kamala Harris, daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, elected nation’s first female vice president

President-elect bends down to congratulate Kamala Harris’s daughter at the victory celebrations

By Reena Koak

Kamala Harris makes history as first woman of colour elected as US vice-president. Kamala Harris has become vice-president-elect of the US, the first time in history that a woman, a woman of colour, has been elected to such a position in the White House. Kamala Harris, a California senator who is of Indian and Jamaican heritage, will also be the first woman of mixed race to serve as vice-president.

Kamala Harris with mum Shyamala

It is a matter of great pride for the Indian community worldwide that Kamala Harris, a daughter of Indian immigrant mother, has spent her life fighting injustice. It’s a passion that was first inspired by her mother, Shyamala, an Indian-American immigrant, activist, and breast cancer researcher. Kamala Harris accepted her place in history on Saturday night with a speech honouring the women of whom she said “have paved the way for this moment tonight”, when the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants stood before the nation as the Vice-President-Elect of the United States.

America has chosen Democrat Joe Biden as its 46th president of United States on Saturday, promising to restore political normalcy and a spirit of national unity to confront raging health and economic crises, and making Donald J. Trump a one-term president after four years of tumult in the White House.

The result also provided a history-making moment for Mr. Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California, who has become the first woman to serve as Vice President.

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