Indian-Americans launch #MyNameIs campaign after a leader mocks Kamala’s name
Team Udayavani, Oct 19, 2020, 11:16 AM IST
Indian-Americans and several of Kamala Harris’ supporters launched #MyNameIs online campaign after Republican Senator David Perdue mocked her name.
“KAH’-mah-lah? Kah-MAH’-lah? Kamala-mala-mala? I don’t know. Whatever,” he told thousands of his supporters during an election rally of US President Donald Trump on Saturday in Macon City in Georgia, a battleground state.
The mispronunciation outraged a large number of Harris’ supporters and many Twitter users hit back with #MyNameIs trend
#MyNameIs Shivam. It is the sanskrit singular name of Lord Shiva and means auspicious. I was raised to be proud of my name, and to never let anyone else’s convenience undercut my self worh and dignity. America is everyone, and every name is American. https://t.co/gR1uVXuVaN
— Shivam Bhatt (@elektrotal) October 17, 2020
#MyNameIs Meenakshi. I’m named after the Hindu goddess, as well as my great great grandmother. I come from a long line of strong women who taught me to be proud of my heritage and to demand respect—especially from racist white men like @sendavidperdue who are threatened by us. https://t.co/Bonzz5n3Xu
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) October 17, 2020
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) October 17, 2020
My great grandmother’s name was Kamala. Not “Kamala-mala-mala, I don’t know, whatever.”#MyNameIs Gautam. It means bright light. The kind of bright light a Biden-Harris Administration will represent. And that is why #IWillVote.
— Gautam Raghavan (@gauragDC) October 17, 2020
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