And Slow, have you see all the stories about Kamala and wet Willie in the press...? How she got to where she is...? Yep, neither have I.... Just substitute Sarah Sanders for "Kamala" and just see the press carnage, along with the fat jokes, the paper bag jokes, the one eye jokes that would be forthcoming from the "tolerant" leftist MSM media. Yep, crickets when it comes to Kamala. The child of privilege from the East Bay.
Yep, poor "black" Kamala had a hard life growing up........ Wish I coulda went to some of those schools, but no, wrong color, no scholarships for a white kid, Irish Catholic, whose daddy had a job........ Yep, not in the 1980's....... No way...! Look like Kamala and you were golden....! They threw money and scholarships at you....! I remember those days, as I worked the graveyard and swing shift all through college..... All six plus years.... Yep, who needs sleep......? Chris
Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California, to a Tamil Indian mother and a Jamaican father. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, was a breast cancer scientist who immigrated to the United States from Madras (present-day Chennai) in 1960. Her father, Donald Harris, is a Stanford University economics professor who emigrated from Jamaica in 1961 for graduate study in economics at University of California, Berkeley. Recalling the lives of his grandmothers, Donald Harris wrote that one was related to a plantation and slave owner while the other had unknown ancestry. In a 2019 interview, Kamala Harris said, "'I am black and I am proud of it.'"
Harris's family lived in Berkeley, California, where both of her parents attended graduate school. She was close to her maternal grandfather, P. V. Gopalan, an Indian diplomat. As a child, she often visited her extended family in the Besant Nagar neighborhood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She grew up going to both a black Baptist church and a Hindu temple. She has one younger sister, Maya Harris. They both sang in a Baptist choir.
Harris began her elementary education during the second year of Berkeley's public school desegregation busing program, which pioneered the extensive use of busing to bring racial balance to all the city's schools, and, under that policy, took the school bus to an elementary school outside her district. Her parents divorced when she was seven, and her mother was granted custody of the children. After the divorce, when Harris was 12, her mother moved with the children to Montreal, Québec, Canada, where Shyamala accepted a position doing research at Jewish General Hospital and teaching at McGill University.
Harris was not enthusiastic about the move. "The thought of moving away from sunny California in February, in the middle of the school year, to a French-speaking foreign city covered in twelve feet of snow was distressing, to say the least," she reflected in her memoir.
Harris was enrolled at Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, a neighborhood school for native French speakers. She joked that she felt like a duck at school because she would repeatedly ask "Quoi? Quoi?" She later attended a fine arts school where she learned violin, French horn and kettle drum.
Harris was activist-minded at a young age; when she was around 13 — her sister Maya recalled — she organized a protest in front of her Montreal building because the owner didn't want children playing in a courtyard. "It was only a matter of time before we were playing soccer," Maya said.
In her teenage years, she was active "dancing with Midnight Magic," a dance troupe of six dancers that she founded with her friend Wanda Kagan. "We used to play at community centers for seniors, or we danced at fundraisers. Outside school, dance took up a lot of her time," Kagan told the Montreal Gazette.
While attending Westmount High School in Westmount, Quebec, Harris was a popular student, despite the school being "racially segregated."
"Westmount High was a very racially segregated school when we attended, not in a hostile way, but more because of socio-economic divisions," Paul Olioff, a high school friend, said in an interview with the Toronto Star. "Ms. Harris transcended this, as there were few students she didn’t get along with."
In their last year of high school, Kagan recalled, Harris helped organize a large group of girls to go together to prom "in an attempt to prevent others from feeling left out."
"She wanted to make sure girls weren’t outcasts, and didn’t feel that pressure if they never got asked to go by a guy," Kagan said.
After graduating from Westmount High in 1981, Harris attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in political science and economics. At Howard, she was elected to the liberal arts student council as freshman class representative, was a member of the debate team, and joined the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
Harris returned to California, where she earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, in 1989. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1990.