In the News: ‘Who would have thought?’: Kamala Harris’ win sparks joy in Bay Area Indian community

By Trisha Thadani, San Francisco Chronicle |

"Hamilton and many other Bay Area Indian Americans felt giddy this weekend as they recognized flickers of themselves in the new vice president. Harris, whose father is Jamaican and whose mother is from Tamil Nadu in India, did not tout her Indian roots during the campaign as much as she did her background as a Black woman.

About 4.5 million Indians live in the U.S., many of them in California, according to 2018 figures from AAPI Data, which publishes demographic and policy research on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. According to figures from 2016, 48% of Indian Americans are registered Democrats, 22% are Republican and the other 30% are undecided. Also in 2016, 85% of the people surveyed voted for Clinton, while 15% went for Trump."

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