Kamala Harris and biracial

We’ve Got A Secret

2020-11-07T20:37:37+00:00November 7th, 2020|

  Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden! Congratulations are also due to Kamala Harris, the first biracial person to be elected Vice-President. But hush. It is a secret apparently that Harris is biracial. CNN, The New York Times, and even NPR wrote this or something like it: "Harris, 56, will bring a legion of firsts to the vice presidency: A daughter of immigrants from India and Jamaica, she will be the first woman, the first Black person, the first Indian American and the first Asian American to hold the office." What [...]

Is Kamala Harris Black?

2019-02-11T13:30:08+00:00February 11th, 2019|

  I like Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), but she disappointed me today. In a radio interview, Harris was asked about her “blackness.” Her parents were born in India and Jamaica, making her what we would call biracial or multiracial. She is, of course, very free to racially identify as she pleases and apparently she identifies as black. Absolutely fair enough. The problem I have is when she tries to represent everyone—and no, she’s not the president yet, so she doesn’t get to do that. She said, “I’m not going to [...]

Kamala Harris Update

2019-01-22T05:26:51+00:00January 22nd, 2019|

Harris, the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Indian mother, faced at least one question about her heritage on Monday. When a reporter, who noted she is both African-American and Indian-American, asked how she would describe herself, Harris replied: “How do I describe myself? I describe myself as a proud American. That’s how I describe myself.”

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