A huge historic milestone has been reached as Kamala Harris has become the first female, first black and first South Asian-American Vice President of the United States.
This is something that should be greatly celebrated across the world, as it marks a massive change and improvement in how women and ethnic minorities are perceived and treated.
For centuries, women and ethnic minorities have rarely been given any sort of power. Women were usually expected to stay at home whilst their husbands went to work, and for years females have battled with trying to be seen to have the same abilities as men, and to be given equal pay.
Kamala Harris being inaugurated as vice president is a huge step towards closing the inequality gap, and hopefully will pave the way for other women and people of ethnic minorities to also obtain high positions and to be more highly considered.
Let us learn a bit more about America’s new Vice President!
For a little bit about the personal life of Harris, she is the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants and has been married to husband Doug Emhoff for about 7 years, and they have two children together called Ella and Cole.