Kamala Harris Lands Cover of Elle Magazine’s November Issue

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris landed the cover of Elle magazine’s November issue that is scheduled to hit newsstands on Election Day, Nov. 3rd.

The interview lacked any policy plans or details on what she would do if her running mate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won the election. Instead, the piece focused a little on her upbringing, her political career as a former long-serving San Francisco district attorney, California attorney general, and now a U.S. Senator.

The magazine “Women in Politics” issue is also set to focus on the theme of “justice” with Elle’s Ashley Ford pressed Harris on what this word means to her.

“It’s about freedom, it’s about equality, it’s about dignity. When you achieve equality, and freedom, and fairness, it’s not because I grant it to you. It’s because you fought for it because it is your right. This is not about benevolence or charity; it is about every human being’s God-given right. What do we collectively do to fight for that? That’s what justice represents to me—it’s about empowerment of the people,” Harris said in response when asked what does “justice means to a prosecutor who wants to defend our civil rights.”

“[Justice] is not about benevolence or charity; it is about every human being’s God-given right,” Harris added. 

Harris said the multiple conversations she had on police brutality and killings that formulated into nationwide protests and riots since the beginning of Summer has swayed her to fight and push for reforms in police conducts and criminal justice. She vowed to stand with and support “the brilliance of the Black Lives Matter movement.”

“What I hope and pray is that we can get to a point where, through what are undoubtedly difficult conversations, we confront the real history of America,” Harris said. “Doing it in a way that is motivated by love, but also is fully honest.”

The California senator believes if more white people understood how racism also hurts them, they would fight harder against racist systems and action and questions how white people “can’t seem to fathom how discrimination also disrupts their lives, especially those who struggle socioeconomically.”

“What did that whole characterization of poor Black women and calling them welfare queens do to public programs that were about feeding hungry children—all hungry children—regardless of their race?” Harris said. “I push back on this. There was a time when I would have agreed with her, but now? I’m skeptical. I’ve seen people at anti-mask protests, fighting for their right to die via COVID-19. I don’t know if those people care about suffering from the by-products of racism.”

“Optimism is the fuel driving every fight I’ve been in,” she added.

On her prosecutor record that has drawn heavy criticism amongst the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, Harris said she is “not ashamed,” adding that she has “evolved her perspectives.”

“What I hope and pray is that we can get to a point where, through what are undoubtedly difficult conversations, we confront the real history of America,” Harris said. “Doing it in a way that is motivated by love, but also is fully honest.”

She briefly mentions President Trump by recalling the night he won four years ago, but refrained from attacking her running mate rival. It was also the same year that Harris became the second Black woman in history elected to the U.S. Senate, telling the story of Election night 2016.

“My godson, Alexander, who was seven years old at the time, came up to me, crying, and said, ‘Auntie Kamala, they’re not going to let that man win, are they?’ And you know the babies in your life,” she said. “I held him. I mean, it still brings me pain to remember how he felt, and what it made me feel, which is that I needed to protect this child. I had one way, in my mind, I thought the evening would go. And then there was the way it turned out. And so by the time I took the stage, I had ripped up my notes, and all I had was Alexander in my heart. And I took the podium and I said, ‘I intend to fight. I intend to fight.'”

Harris making the cover before First Lady Melania Trump was unveiled a day before she takes the debate stage in the only face off against Vice President Mike Pence.

Editor Note -- Melania impeccable fashion style will never land her the cover nor decent coverage from any of these fashion magazines, but fear not -- Political Fashion will do their job and continue to cover the First Lady fashion and Be Best initiative.
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