Child of Immigrant set to become Vice President of the States
As the United States presidential election draws closer, Joe Biden, the leading opposition candidate against Donald Trump picked Kamala Harris as his running mate on August 12.
Senator Harris ran against the Democrat candidate Biden but dropped out of the race last year in December.
Biden had promised that he would choose a woman for the position of Vice President and he delivered on it.
At a time, when racism and police brutality rampant in America, and the Black Lives Matter movement in full swing with support and funding from all over the world, having a woman of colour will only strengthen Biden’s presidential campaign.
Kamala Harris, a woman of Indian and Jamaican descent, represents a section of society that has been a minority and has a history of being oppressed.
Harris represents the middle class, the working population, Black people, immigrants, and most importantly she represents the women of America. She is the first African American as well as the first Asian American woman to be nominated as a Vice President candidate.
Biden announced that Harris was a “child of immigrants” and with her impressive career as a prosecutor as well as a politician, Harris is an asset to Biden.
Kamala announced on Twitter that she was honoured to join Joe Biden on the ticket. With an impressive career both as a prosecutor and a politician, she symbolises multiracial diversity in America.
While the Trump-Pence partnership hopes to reach forward with rhetoric high on racism and derogatory comments on women bordering on extremism, Trump’s losing fight against the “Chinese” virus and him blaming China for the pandemic while failing to control the damage in his country speaks volumes.
At fifty-five, Kamala is considered as a ‘young’ leader and if Biden succeeds in becoming the President, Harris would possibly have a shot at the Presidency herself by 2024.
Choosing Harris has been a master move by the Democrats and it will encourage women to join politics, and for a diverse population to co-exist in peaceful harmony.