Kamala Harris, who became the first woman in the United States on Saturday. The first black and the first South Asian vice president-elect, represents the election of political power all about who exercises power and how they use it afterwards The face.
The historical achievements of this California senator also represent millions of women in the demographics. These women are usually neglected and underrepresented in history but systematically ignored. Now, these women have gained this new regime for the first time in more than 200 years of American history. .
After the election results announced, shortly after Harris tweeted his own video on the phone with the president-elect Biden.
“We did it, we did it, Joe. You will be the next president of the United States,” she said with a smile.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
As CNN’s predictions, Harris and Biden’s wins were reflected in a few days after a long voting period, reflecting the differences among voters. It symbolizes a bookend in the Trump era, immediately after the first black president of the United States, inspired by social ills including white supremacy. From the San Francisco District Attorney to the California Attorney General, to the second black female senator in history, Harris’ victory especially marked a new peak in his breakthrough career.
Harris said in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in August:
“That I am here tonight is a testament to the dedication of generations before me.” Harris mentioned Constance Baker Mortley, Fanny Women such as Lu Hammer and Shirley Chisholm.
She said: “Women and men who believed so fiercely in the promise of equality, liberty and justice for all.”
On Saturday night, when her first speech is the vice president-elect, Harris also points to a historic moment.
She said in Wilmington, Delaware: “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last.“
“Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities, and to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction and see yourselves in a way that others may not, simply because they’ve never seen it before. But know that we will applaud you every step of the way.”
Harris studied at Howard University, a black university in Washington. The time she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. at Howard profoundly shaped her political vision.
She told CNN’s Dana Bash on a September TV show: “You didn’t have to be confined by anyone else’s idea of what it means to be Black.”
“You could be a fine arts student and also be class president. You could be homecoming queen and be the head of the science club. Or you may could also be a member of a sorority and be in student government and want to go to law school, and it encouraged you to be your full self.”
During the White House bidding process, Harris never shy away from mentioning people trying to pave the way for politics to put her in or doubt it.
She would say: “I didn’t listen. And the people didn’t listen, either. And we won.”
“We are on the ticket”
As a black and South Asian woman on an overwhelmingly white stage, Harris was a pioneer on the journey to the White House. Voters noticed.
In an interview with CNN in August, 14-year-old Paris Bond said: “It just feels like Black girls like me can run for class president, Black girls like me can go for the big things in life like she did. ”
Katerina Shadrach, 11-year-old South Asian and white American. She told CNN at the Harris rally in August 2019 that Harris is her role model. In a crowded gymnasium, Shadrach stood on the edge of the rally. She is next to her father Sheldon, clutching Harris’ memoir “Our Truth”, waiting for a participant who looked like she was on stage. Congressman.
Shadrach herself is an aspiring U.S. senator, who told Harris after she had ambitiously planned events like the Harris Way. According to Shadrach, Harris told her:
“as long as I put my mind to it and I do the best that I can and be like the best version of me, I will be able to accomplish my goals.”
A year later, when seeing Harris on the Democratic presidential ballot, Shadrach called this moment a “really big step” for girls and women like her.
“She was the one who was able to prove that it’s actually possible.”
“You can see kind of a connection, because we are two similar people. And so if she can get to that, I can get to that. And I can identify with her.”
Just like Leah Daughtry, who was in charge of the 2016 and 2008 Democratic conventions. She told the New York Times earlier this year that Harris said: “She is the stand-in for Black women. We are on the ticket.”
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