Kamala Harris shared a video of her calling to congratulate Joe Biden after the Presidential election was called for the Democratic candidate. “We did it Joe,” Harris says, while apparently out on a walk with her husband. “You’re going to be the next president of the United States.”
“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,” as NPR is reporting. “She will also be the first graduate of a historically Black college and first member of a Black sorority to do so.
“It sends a message about what kind of country we are today,” said Manisha Sinha, a professor of American history at the University of Connecticut. “An interracial democracy that represents people, men and women, from all over the globe. I think that’s a very good thing for American democracy. And for me personally, it gives me a sense of national belonging that may not have been there before to some extent.”
Meanwhile, “Douglas Emhoff, Harris’s infamously infatuated husband and a Forward-certified is making history as the first Jewish presidential or vice presidential spouse,” as Forward.com is reporting. “For Jews, this moment represents not one but two “firsts:” The Harris-Emhoff clan will be the both first Jewish family and the first interfaith Jewish family to occupy the vice presidential residence.”