Kamala Harris’ backstory and impact on the Indian American vote

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People, hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU, at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Kamala Harris is both the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket. Her mother is Indian and her father is Jamaican. KCRW talks about Kamala Harris’ family history, influences, and rise in politics. Also, what does it mean to Indian Americans that she’s on a major party’s presidential ticket?