Who is Kamala Harris, tear-drop anti-Trump to Joe Biden ? - The Point

It was referred to as the" Obama women ". As the former president, she is mestizo, telegenic, has spent part of his childhood abroad, in Canada, is a lawyer,

Who is Kamala Harris, tear-drop anti-Trump to Joe Biden ? - The Point

It was referred to as the" Obama women ". As the former president, she is mestizo, telegenic, has spent part of his childhood abroad, in Canada, is a lawyer, good in debate and was elected to the Senate. Like him also, she writes the Story : Kamala Harris is the first Black and the first Asiatico-American to become the mate to a presidential candidate.

This is not a surprise. Joe Biden had promised that he would choose a woman. This Californian who loves the suits dark and the necklaces of beads was from the beginning one of the favourites. It is black and it is thanks to the african-american community that Joe Biden won the primary. It was a friend of Beau, his son, now deceased. At 55, she is much younger than him, so ready to take over in case of problems of health. And she has experience.

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Kamala, or 'Lotus' in sanskrit, was raised primarily by his mother, an Indian woman from Chennai came to do a phd in nutrition and endocrinology at the university of california at Berkeley in 1959. It was there that she met her future husband, a Jamaican who, himself, comes to do a phd in economics. Both are very involved in the civil rights struggle that has shaken the campus at this time. They divorced when Kamala and her sister are children, and both sisters will have little contact with their father became a teacher at Stanford. Their mother, a cancer specialist, immerse them in african-american culture. "She knew that for her adopted country Maya, and I would be seen as black and she was determined to make it so that we might be made black women proud and comfortable in their own skin," wrote the senator in his autobiography.

A pioneer

Kamala chooses to do his studies at Howard University, the prestigious university afro-american Washington. After law school, she decided to become a barrister, a profession that is predominantly white. She gets elected in 2004 attorney of San Francisco, and then in 2010, the State of California. Each time, she was the first Black to this position.

She presents herself as a prosecutor-progressive. It launched, for example, one of the first programs of aid to the social reintegration of prisoners. It has also avoided the death penalty to a man convicted of killing a police officer. This earned him the hostility of the trade unions of the forces of law and order. But Harris, behind, ways, warm and a radiant smile, also defends a hard-line approach against criminals. "This is not to be progressive than to be indulgent vis-à-vis the crime," she said. She did not support a referendum to change the system of penalties very hard in California. She also opposed the abolition of the death penalty, has not pushed for a law that would have created commissions to examine police killings...

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In 2014, she married with a lawyer white, Douglas Emhoff, who has two children from a previous union. He followed cooking courses before the wedding because his future wife is addicted to the furnaces and a true cordon bleu, " he says. Two years later, Kamala Harris is the second Black in History to be elected to the Senate. Without waiting for the end of her term, she launched into the race in the primary for the presidential election of 2020. Without success. His campaign never took off. It really doesn't have a program distinctive and hard to define. Especially, the left wing of the party does not appreciate his past as a prosecutor in these times of demonstrations against police brutality, even if, since then, the senator is campaigning for an increase in the salaries of lawyers appointed ex officio, and the opening of investigations into the police killings. The left accuses him as being too centrist, a Hillary Clinton who changes position with the wind.

Thanks to Joe Biden, here it is now closer than ever to the oval Office.

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Updated Date: 11 August 2020, 16:33

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