Kamala Harris — once touted as first ‘Indian-American’ US Sen — now IDs as ‘African-American’

The American Mirror | 7/10/2019 | Staff
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Sen. Kamala Harris used to be an Indian American, but now she’s an African American.

Or maybe she’s both.


Folks online are confused.

“Kamala Harris was sworn in by Joe Biden in 2017 as 1st Indian-American United States Senator,” black Trump supporter Christian Lamar posted to Twitter, along with a video of Kamala’s years as an Indian American. “Newsy-DiyaTV-DDnews said she was a Indian-American just like MSNBC did on January 27 2019.

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“When did Kamala become African-American? Can you hear an accent from Harris? Black Hillary,” he wrote.

Throughout her career, Harris has promoted herself as a proud Indian American, daughter of an Indian immigrant mother and Jamaican father. Harris’ mother, a Tamil Indian was a breast cancer scientist who immigrated to the United States in 1960 and raised her daughters in a Hindu household, according to a 2004 Los Angeles Times article.

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Harris also touted her credentials as the first Indian-American woman to serve as state attorney general and senator from California.

But since announcing her bid for the Democratic nomination to take on Trump in 2020, Harris has focused more on her father’s heritage than in the past, playing into stereotypes about dope smoking Jamaicans that her father adamantly disavows.

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In February, Harris appeared for an interview on the popular black radio program “The Breakfast Club” and “answered doubts about her African-American heritage because her father emigrated from Jamaica and her mother came from India – and because Harris spent time in Canada as a student,” Politico...
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