Kamala Harris’ White War

  On November 7, 2020, Wilmington, Delaware, Kamala Harris, dressed in a white suit and a white satin shirt with a white bow at the neckline, stood in the center of the stage with a high spirit. Before Joseph Bi took the stage, she addressed the nation as the newly elected Vice President of the United States.
  A few hours ago, the media announced that Biden had won more than 270 electoral votes and won the general election. At this time, a “meshed” that questioned the results of the vote counting in the US election has not yet begun.
  Those with a sensitive memory of fashion will find that Hillary Clinton, who was eligible for the Democratic presidential nomination three years and four months ago, also appeared in the Democratic National Convention in a white suit, and her running partner Di Kane waved to the people.
  This is not accidental. In the West, white dress has been a symbol of women’s participation in politics for decades. Whenever a political woman breaks the ceiling of the workplace, she will appear in white clothes at the oath of office scene, echoing other political women compatriots in history. In 1984, Geraldine Ferraro, a female Democratic politician, became the first female vice presidential candidate to be nominated by a major political party. She also came to power in white on the day she accepted the nomination, as a tribute to tradition.
  The first woman, the first African-American, the first South Asian… When we look at Kamala Harris’ personal resume, in the description of every important leap in her personal career and political career, all Rushing against these words.
  Who is she? How did she achieve so many “firsts” in American history? How did this special political star arise?
A rising political star

  Even in the California “melting pot” known for its ethnic diversity, Harris’ personal story is enough to make her stand out in the state’s political and judicial circles.
  At the Democratic National Convention in September 2012, Harris’ personal appearance was scheduled for the prime time. Amidst the singing of “Don’t Stop Believing” and the cheers of the crowd, she took the stage. In her personal speech, she first praised Obama, who was nominated again, and then ended her speech with an American dream of her and her mother-“This dream belongs to those little girls. They happily watched their mother make money and buy life. The first house.”
  For the Democratic Party, there is nothing more that can attract and consolidate voters’ basics than introducing a “signature” like Harris that is representative in terms of gender, skin color, ancestry, and family background stories.
  In the early 1960s, on the West Coast where the civil rights movement was raging in the United States, two young international students from India and Jamaica met at the University of California, Berkeley.

On August 26, 2008, Denver, Colorado, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (left) and San Francisco District Attorney Harris. Picture/People’s Vision

  Harris’ mother, Shayamara Gopalan, is the daughter of a senior official of the Indian government in the post-colonial era. She went to the United States to study biology at the age of 19 and obtained a doctorate in nutrition and endocrinology at Berkeley. A well-known breast cancer researcher. Donald J. Harris, a young black man, came to the United States in 1961 as a graduate student in economics. Donald later taught at Stanford University and was a professor emeritus in the economics department of the school. He has served as an economic adviser to the Jamaican government for a long time, providing decision-making advice to successive presidents.
  On October 20, 1964, the young couple gave birth to their first daughter, named Kamala Devi Harris, in Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. Harris later traced his initial “political enlightenment” in a proud tone in public places-in the 1960s, parents often pushed her stroller to join the mighty civil rights march.
  When Harris was seven, his parents’ marriage broke down. She and her sister Maya live with their mother, and every two weeks they go to spend weekends with their father who lives in Palla Alto. According to her memories, the children there were forbidden by their parents to play with their sisters because their skin color was black.
  When Harris was growing up, it was her mother Shaya Mara who really influenced her. In the 1960s and 1970s, Shayamara lived with her two daughters in a black neighborhood in Berkeley and shared a house with a friend who started school. According to an old friend of the Harris family, Shayamala often uses chicken and okra to make Indian dishes or southern black dishes, depending on which spice she used that day. Every two years, she would take a pair of daughters back to India to visit her grandfather’s family.
  In Berkeley and Oakland, there are many African-American intellectuals in the social circles that Shaya Mara communicated with, such as the scholar Mary Louise, who came to be known as the “political conscience of the times.” Harris kindly called her “Aunt Mary”. She hosted an ideological and cultural salon at the time. Among the members were the famous female black civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (Fannie Lou Hamer), the poetess Maya Angelou (Maya Angelou), and the leader of the Muslim black civil rights movement Mar Kom X.
  For most of his childhood, Harris lived with his mother in a working-class area around the San Francisco Bay Area. And the professional achievement she was most proud of later was — when she was the California Attorney General, she “helped those who grew up with me” during the American financial crisis.
  In 2020, Harris’ high school friend Wanda Kagan revealed in an interview with CBC News: At the time, the two were best friends. She confided to Harris her troubles—her stepfather had been sexually harassing her. Harris then told his mother. At the invitation and insistence of Shayamara, Wanda High School lived in their home for the last year. Harris later told her: It was their friendship and this past that inspired her to become a prosecutor and protect women and children.
  In 1982, Harris was admitted to Howard University, a university dominated by African-American students in the Washington area, studying economics and political science. After graduating, she transferred to the University of California School of Law and obtained a doctorate in law. As a student, she was extremely active: interned in the California Senator’s Office, led a university debate team, and joined an intercollegiate African women’s activity organization. She is also the president of the African American Law Students Association at the University of California.
  In June 1990, 26-year-old Harris officially became a California practising lawyer. She was employed by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office in the San Francisco Bay Area and was rated as having outstanding performance and “a competent and promising prosecutor.”