What Kamala Harris Means to Her: Political Impact on Future Leaders
Children are the future and we have more young leaders developing in America every day. We are living through history as we witness the first Black and South Asian woman to be Vice President of the United States. Children nationwide are looking up to Vice President Kamala Harris as a new historical figure for hope and change in their world.
One of those kids is Kennedy! Kennedy was chosen to be Kamala Harris at her school in Atlanta, GA in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Kennedy is five years old, and we had the chance to ask her how Vice President Kamala Harris has inspired her.
Why did you choose Kamala Harris for your MLK Day at school?
The school chose Kamala Harris for Kennedy. When asked why she thinks they gave her Kamala Harris compared to other monumental adults, she said “because I’m brown and a leader”.
What do you love about Kamala Harris?
Kennedy loves Kamala Harris because “she’s brown and she’s a girl”. At a young age, Kennedy notices the resemblance between herself and Kamala, how Kamala Harris is representing brown girls globally and showing them that they can be anything they want to be.
What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
The first thing Kennedy says is a leader. Kennedy states ”I want to be a leader and want to work. I want to work on my computer like my mommy.” Her mother, Tia Lance is a lawyer. So when asked if Kennedy wanted to be a lawyer like her mother she says no, and proceeds to list her many different interests.
Kennedy tells us how she wants to “work for herself, be a mom, an artist (specifically for cupcakes), do hair and makeup, and a cheerleader”. She states how she has multiple passions.
Do you think you can be president one day?
Kennedy states that she does not want to be president one day because she just does not want to. However, when asked if she could be president, she said yes because she knows that she is capable.
The glass ceiling for our youth is being broken by the leaders of today paving the way for them. Vice President Kamala Harris stands with the other influential leaders in politics before her such as Shirley Chisom, Barbra Jordan, Condoleezza Rice, and many more. We thank Vice President Harris for paving the way for Kennedy’s generation and more to come.
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