Monday 26 October, 2020

J'cans react to Kamala Harris as vice-presidential pick

Jamaicans react to senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Jamaicans react to senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

Like the thousands on the interwebs, Jamaicans are celebrating the announcement made by democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who’s selected Jamaican-American Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 US elections.

Harris is the daughter of Jamaican father and an Asian-Indian mother, now deceased.

Indeed, the announcement is historic. It’s the first time a Black/South Asian woman is the vice-presidential pick for a major political party in the US, and many believe the duo front a presidential ticket that finally represents America.

Now, as expected, Jamaicans flaunt national pride via memes, tweets, gifs, and more, celebrating another ‘Jamaican daughter’.

Online users are so excited they’ve created the hashtag #MVPHarris, short for Madame Vice President Harris.

Harris, 54, would be several firsts in the White House: the first woman, the first African American woman, the first Indian American and the first Asian American.

And, if she should become president, Harris would be the second biracial president, following Barack Obama.

These are some of the top shares on social media in Harris’ support.

Fellow Jamaican-blooded supporter, actress Kerry Washington sent congratulations before urging followers to vote Biden-Harris 2020!

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And a charming message from her younger sister Maya

‘Kamala got them shook’

Kamala x Mary J Blige

And the tweet from attorney Jodi-Ann Quarrie that keeps on giving…

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