Senator Kamala Harris is the daughter of two wealthy students who were members of the elite in their own respective countries. She was raised in Canada by her Brahmin mother and had early entry into elite circles in California society and politics.
Nonetheless, her breakout moment is playing the victim, accusing others of racism, and inventing an imaginary history in which segregation threatened to crush her dreams.
The segregation is imaginary.
Harris’ parents met and married in one of the most diverse leftist parts of the country. Her claims that she escaped segregation are bizarre nonsense. Especially since her fundamental education took place in Canada, not America.
But Harris can’t run on her record. Lefties hate it and there isn’t very much of it. Nor can she run on her promises. She’s promising most of the same things while ducking and weaving to avoid any conversation about her threat to take away the health plans of Americans.
All that’s left is unconvincingly playing the victim.
Senator Harris began her series of racial gaffes by falsely claiming that “Two decades after Brown v. Board, I was only the second class to integrate at Berkeley public schools. Without that decision, I likely would not have become a lawyer and eventually be elected a Senator from California.”
Harris attended school in Berkeley, California, not Savannah, Georgia. Berkeley schools were not segregated by race. Her mother was an internationally famous cancer researcher and the daughter of P.V. Gopalan, a high-ranking Indian diplomat from the Brahmin caste. Her father was a professor of economics at Stanford who served as an adviser to multiple Jamaican prime ministers.
As a Los Angeles Times article described her, she was the “privileged child of foreign grad students”.
Kamala’s mother taught at universities in France, Italy and Canada. She smugly told Modern Luxury magazine “When Kamala was in first grade one of her teachers said to me, ‘You know, your child has a great imagination. Every time we talk about someplace in the world she says, “Oh, I’ve been there.”’ So I told her, ‘Well, she has been there!’ India, England, the Caribbean, Africa—she had been there.”
Modern Luxury also quoted “one of Harris’s Nob Hill friends” as saying that “her Brahmin background accounts for her ease around wealthy, powerful people.”
Everyone in the Gopalan family was expected to earn an advanced degree and usually did. Both sides of her family were upper class political figures in their respective countries with money and power.
Kamala Harris graduated from “Montreal’s tony Westmount” (École Secondaire) high school. Her mother had moved her to Canada when she was twelve years old and lived a privileged childhood there.