Is Kamala Harris a romanticized figure in American Politics? Why or why not?

Gregg Chadwick

Kamala at Howard, 2020
Oil on linen.

My oil on linen painting “Kamala at Howard” was inspired by the young Kamala Harris as an undergraduate at Howard University in Washington DC. The images of Kamala as a member of the influential Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority bring a smile to my face. Finally it seems that Generation X will have a place in the upper reaches of the executive branch as Kamala is fighting to become the first woman to be Vice President. Coming from a family with a Black father originally from Jamaica and a mother originally from India, Kamala will also be the first person of Asian and Black ancestry to be VP. Having lived in San Francisco for a number of years, I was fortunate to be able to vote for Kamala in every one of her political races – from San Francisco District Attorney, to California DA, to Senator from California, and now as Joe Biden’s running mate. Ï’m Speaking”, Kamala said as she was interrupted at the VP Debate on October 7, 2020. I know that she will speak for all of us in her exciting future!