Senator Kamala Harris, a senator from California and former presidential candidate has made history as she was elected vice president of the United States.
Her victory represents a handful of firsts: She will be the first woman, the first Black
woman, the first Indian-American woman and the first daughter of immigrants to
be sworn in as vice president.
It also marks a milestone for a nation in upheaval, grappling with a long history of racial injustice.
Over the course of her campaign, Ms. Harris has faced both racist and sexist
attacks from conservatives, including President Trump, who have refused
to pronounce her name correctly.
The daughter of a Jamaican father and Indian mother, Ms. Harris, 56, brought to
the race a more vigorous campaign style than that of the president-elect
Joseph R. Biden Jr., including a gift for capturing moments of raw political electricity on the debate stage and elsewhere.