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Vijaya Narasimhan • 3 years ago

The author is wrong in comparing herself to Ms. Shyamala Harris. Ms. Shyamala was an accomplished scientist, working on her postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley (Cancer Institute). It was a close knit family. Everyone may not wish to express their personal lives in public. I sense a bitterness here. My previous comment was not posted. Deliberate?

Mukundan • 3 years ago

You write, “Even today, as a criminal occupies the White House and I dread the demise of the American promise, I come across the story of Shyamala and feel I’ve met my soulmate.” The ad hominem remarks on the President made you lose credibility.

I have often read your columns in India Abroad and wondered how an Indian woman can be so anti-Indian, against Indian values, Indian traditions and Indian patriotism. Your article extolling the fake virtues of Shyamala Gopalan and her daughter containing the passage, “Arriving in the US decades after Shyamala, I experienced the stigma of divorce out of my arranged marriage. I was ostracized, not by the Americans, but by the Indian community, which had just begun forming in the Silicon Valley. Later, I felt the taboo of my marriage to a white Englishman.” gave me the answer:

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!”

Jennifer Ward • 3 years ago

Agree 100%, thank you! What a pathetic article, Lord, I can just hear the violins playing. And the irony of this writer lionizing Kamala Harris's mother, when Harris herself never talks about her own mother? What's up with that? And terrible timing, putting this article out a week after Harris withdrew from the race. And good riddance!

Jennifer Ward • 3 years ago

It's quite apparent that Harris is downplaying her Indian heritage for some strange reason. And yet, Indians embrace her as their candidate because she is half Indian. How pathetic (and racist) is that?

Mukundan • 3 years ago

You are right on the mark.
Thank you for calling a spade a spade.

Jennifer Ward • 3 years ago

Why does everyone refer to her as black? She's just as much Indian as she is black…why don't they say "Indian female candidate"? instead of "black female candidate?

Mukundan • 3 years ago

Kamala Harris was brought up by a single mother, an educated Indian woman. She is married to, I believe, a white man- a New Yorker. But, Sen. Harris has acquired a detectable fake black accent to pass as "African American." How politically expedient is that!

Can you imagine Trump talking with a southern drawl? Will the fake media give him a pass?

Jennifer Ward • 3 years ago

Oh Lord, do you want to see the most disgusting, patronizing changing of accents? Look no further than Hillary Clinton!

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

Jennifer Ward • 3 years ago

Kamala Harris is a fraud and a phony. She claims that America is not ready for a woman of color. Quite obviously she must mean Democrats aren't ready because they are the ones who are the donors and the ones being polled, right? Sounds like Democrats are racist and sexist.

It's really quite sad to see that someone is thought to be qualified to be president simply because they are female, black and Indian. If only she could also gay, transgender and Muslim, by all means she would be a shoo in!

gomata • 3 years ago

It has been very odd that Kamala Harris (now out of the race) never, Never ever mentions her mother or her Indian Heritage ever since she came on stage to declare her candidacy, nor even as the CA Attorney General. That is a disappointment to see her ignore her Race, Heritage and culture of one parent, a mother and claim her full Black parentage. There are a great deal of Advantages to be Black in the US presumably.