Kamala Harris Makes History: Accepts Democratic VP Nomination

Kamala Harris accepts Democratic Vice-Presidential Nomination becoming the first Black woman and person of Asian Descent to do so.
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Day three of the 2020 Democratic National Convention did not disappoint. Senator Kamala Harris made history by accepting her formal nomination for Vice-President on the Democratic ticket, becoming the first Black woman and person of Asian descent on a major party’s national ticket.

Introduced by her sister Maya, stepdaughter and niece, Harris let viewers into her life as the child of an Indian woman and black man in Oakland, reminding detractors that she was born at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. Harris shouted out her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the nations first sorority for Black college women, the Divine Nine, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and her birthplace of Oakland, CA while delivering her thoughtful speech which detailed how she became the woman she is. Harris referenced her mother many times, whose “shoulders she stands on” in addition to the Black women activists and politicians who came before her like Fannie Lou Hamer, Dianne Nash and Shirley Chisholm to make her political run possible.

Harris turned her focus to ousting President Trump, stating, “I know a predator when I see one,” and reminding viewers “we’ve gotta do the work” to get rid of Trump if Democrats expect to win this next presidential election.

Prior to Harris’ speech, viewers heard from former U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Arizona representative Gabby Gifford, who suffered catastrophic injuries from being shot while in office, all of whom endorsed Harris and Biden and also drilled down on the need to have a plan to vote based on the voter suppression efforts at work including destruction of the U.S. Postal Service.

Former president Barack Obama also spoke about Harris’ tenacity and greatness while making the case for voting for Biden by pummeling President Trump. He stated, “For close to four years now, he’s [Trump] shown no interest in putting in the work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends; no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.”

Harris also gave her support of Biden for president and talked about helping to bring his plan into fruition.

Tonight the history maker will introduce former Vice-President Joseph Biden, who will formally accept the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States.

Watch the Democratic National Convention live here or on any major network.

This post was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire on Instagram or Twitter @TheBurtonWire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.

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