“She is the daughter of a Tamil mother, Dr. Shyamala Gopalan – a breast cancer specialist who immigrated to the United States from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India in 1960– and a Jamaican American father, Stanford University economics professor Donald Harris.
On January 3, 2011, Harris became the first woman, African-American, and Asian American attorney general in California and the first Indian American attorney general in the United States.” ~ Jueseppi B.
Originally posted on MrMilitantNegro™:
By Jueseppi B.
I knew about Ms. Kamala Devi Harris & her brilliant career, and now I will introduce those of you who didn’t know about her, to Ms. Kamala Devi Harris.
Twenty-first in The “One A Day” Black History Month Series: Ms. Kamala Devi Harris.
Kamala Devi Harris (born October 20, 1964) is an American attorney. She is the 32nd and current Attorney General of California following the 2010 California state elections. Harris has worked as an author and a politician and has served as District Attorney of San Francisco since 2004. First elected in 2003, defeating incumbent district attorney Terence Hallinan, she was re-elected in 2007. Harris is the first female, African-American, and Asian American attorney general in California and the first Tamil American attorney general in the United States.
That is a lot of first.
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