Joe Biden has revealed the identity of his running mate: Sen. Kamala Devi Harris. Why did he take so long to decide? Maybe he needed time to learn how to say her name.
How do you say Kamala? It’s an Indian name, proof that Ms. Harris’s dual ethnicity can’t be written out of the script in the racially absolutist politics of the U.S. Her mother—as many (though not enough) people know—was an Indian immigrant. The senator’s given name, Kamala Devi—Goddess Kamala—is a synonym for Lakshmi, the Hindu deity of wealth and fortune….