Kamala Harris, A Political Fighter Shaped by Life in Two Worlds


“I’m Crying,” Amelia Ashley-Ward, a friend and publisher of The Sun-Reporter, a publication aimed at the African-American community in San Francisco. “When I first met Kamala Harris, I always felt that God had something extra for her.”

Those who know her say she may find it hard to pin down in part because she is based on her identity, not like a political figure who came before – a legislator whose strengths and tics are sometimes inconsistent Can feel it.

As a young candidate for district attorney, Ms. Harris was turning an irreplaceable fixture into a supermarket parking lot, dislodging the ironing board from her car as a canvas for campaign material, and the pages of San Francisco society A highly experienced, with an exaggerated person. Filmofax full of high end fund raising contacts. (Friends eventually made him a Palm Pilot.)

She can project an air of shamelessness, leads in cooking and touches us along with the hip-hop music of the 1990s. She too has often missed out so strongly for a political vendetta that her own allies had trouble identifying their positions on several key issues during the 2020 campaign that did not occur until 2020.

Pressed to interpret her personal experiences of racism as a historical first, she privately reinforces some of the treatment received from the news media, donors, and political strategists. Ms. Harris is known for sharing with equal parts fatigue and exasperation, an anecdote about an unknown journalist who asked her why she had ever been crowned Jewel of Howard University, historically Black colleges and universities in the Ivy League Will choose

“I’m really sick of people explaining their experiences with racism,” she said in a June interview, “for them to understand that she exists.”

For Ms. Harris, the first daughter of immigrant academics from India and Jamaica, political activism was a birthright of sorts. Her maternal grandfather fought for Indian independence from British rule and educated rural women about contraception. His parents protested for civil and voting rights as doctoral students at the University of California, Berkeley.