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In Her Pitch For President, Kamala Harris Focuses On Criminal Justice, Inequality

"I was born realizing the flaws in the criminal justice system," the senator and former prosecutor says. In an interview with NPR, Harris discusses immigration and how reparations is a health issue.
Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor, says she was "born realizing the flaws in the criminal justice system." The California Democrat is not only seeking to become the first woman to be president, but the first black woman. Source: Olivia Sun

California Sen. Kamala Harris says she was bent toward a career fighting for civil rights almost since birth.

The Democrat is the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father who met at the University of California, Berkeley, and were active in the movement during the 1960s.

"I was born realizing the flaws in the criminal justice system," she told NPR's Steve Inskeep.

Inspired by Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to ever sit on the nation's highest court, she pursued a career in law to help right the wrongs she

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