Kuala Lumpur: Asian-American Kamala Harris has been appointed as the vice-president-elect of the United States at a time when the country has witnessed unprecedented months-long protests against racism and police brutality.
During her debate with Vice President Mike Pence in October, Harris had said that she wants to see a huge reform in the US police department.
Harris will make history after taking charge as the first black Vice President of the US in January next year.
Harris, who is very close to her Indian mother, said that her upbringing made her a proud black woman.
Remembering her grandfather’s words about the value of democracy, Harris once said in a public address “I was not conscious of it at the time, but it was those walks on the beach with my grandfather in Besant Nagar (West Bengal, India) that had a profound impact on who I am today.”
The 55-year-old Harris, who has served as the first black woman as the Attorney General of California in 2011, has faced many challenges in her political and personal life.
A black woman and fierce feminist, who has courage to take challenges, never hesitate to raise her voice in men dominated profession.
She is ready to take charge as the second most powerful leader in the White House amid political instability and an unprecedented rise in racial violence in America.
After the death of George Floyd in June 2020, Harris became more strict and said that America needs a police reform.