Joe Biden has made a unprecedented choice in choosing Kamala Harris(a women of color) for his vice president. This decision will be the talk of the country for weeks to come. Here are 10 things you may have not known about Kamala Harris.
1. She Graduated from a Historically Black College with a Double Major
She attended Howard University where she studied economics and political science. Graduating class of 1986.
She led the debate team at Howard and joined Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
2. Received her J.D from University of California.
3. She received two Honorary Doctoral Degrees
In 2015 University of Southern California awarded her with a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) The following year she
gave a commencement speech at Howard University. She was awarded with Doctor of Humane Letters
4. She Comes from a Broken but Successful Family
Her mother was a breast-cancer scientist and her father was an economics professor at Stanford University. Her parents divorced when she was seven. At twelve she moved to Montreal, Canada because her mother relocated to teach at McGill University and a research position at Jewish General Hospital.
5. She has a Multicultural Background
Her mother is from India and her father is from Jamaica. In her early childhood, she traveled to India, England, Jamaica, and Africa. She grew up going to a Baptist church and a Hindu temple. She graduated from a high school in Canada. Her husband, attorney Douglas Emhoff is Jewish.
6. Blind Date
She met her husband on a blind date that was arranged by one of her friends. He proposed within the year
in March 2014 they were married by August. She incorporated Jewish traditions in her small wedding ceremony. The couple agreed to have a courthouse wedding because Harris did not believe in long
7. She’s also an Author
In 2019 she published a children’s book, “Superheroes Are Everywhere” and an autobiography, “The Truths
We Hold: An American Journey. In 2009 she published “Smart on Crime: A Career Prosecutor’s Plan to Make Us Safer
8. Her name speaks volume
Kamala Devi was taken from Hindu mythology “A culture that worships goddesses produce strong women.”
Kamala means lotus it is also the name of a Hindu Goddess of wealth and good fortune. Devi is a word used
within Hinduism for a goddess.
She does not have any children of her own. Her step children: Cole and Ella call her Momala. They are a
modern family and they joke about how too functional they live. Although she is a good stepmother the
mother is incredible and they both share a solid friendship.
10. $8.5 Million
Her and her husband’s net worth is $8.5 Million.
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